In response to viewer interest and the national health debate, Wisconsin Public Television presents Creating Health, an ongoing educational initiative that addresses health issues important to Wisconsin residents. By integrating broadcasts, Web tools, and in-person events, Creating Health seeks to provide information to help guide individuals in making wise health decisions.
CREATING HEALTH PROJECTS
My Father, My Brother, and Me
Producer Dave Iverson first learned about Parkinson's disease in the fall of 1971. That was when he received a letter from his mom telling him that his father had been diagnosed with the disease. For Dave, Parkinson's is a personal story, but the disease is much more than a personal saga. Learn more about the film and explore related resources.
Watch how one Wisconsin community tries to make a difference in eldercare, shucking the institutional trappings of traditional nursing homes in favor of a place where we could all imagine ourselves feeling truly "at home." Visit the program's national Web site for more information about the film and accompanying resources. Almost Home was aired as part of Creating Health Day.
Caring for your Parents
WPT hosted a local call bank during its broadcast of Caring For Your Parents to provide information and guidance to Wisconsin adults struggling to provide proper care for their aging parents. Explore video, downloadable resources and information links.
Lives Worth Living
Lives Worth Living follows the formation and journey of the disability rights movement through the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. The movement scored one of the most significant civil rights victories in American history. Explore video, additional resources and information.
Throughout his career Dr. Oliver Sacks, neurologist and acclaimed author, has encountered myriad patients who are struggling to cope with debilitating medical conditions, including autism and Tourette's syndrome. While their ailments vary, many have one thing in common: an appreciation for the therapeutic effects of music. Explore video, additional resources and information.
Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Explore additional resources and information.
In the Family
Armed with a positive genetic test result that leaves her essentially 'a ticking time bomb', Joanna Rudnick balances dreams of having her own children with the unnerving reality that she is risking her life by holding on to her fertility. In The Family follows Joanna as she takes us on a journey through the unpredictable world of predictive genetic testing. Explore additional resources and information.