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Student Chapter Corner - UWSP Student Chapter Conference

Posted By NWI, Wednesday, May 2, 2018


A Journey in Wellness

Once again the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) NWI Student Chapter displayed incredible foresight and organizational skills in holding this year’s Student Chapter Conference. This conference theme was "Paving the Path - A Journey in Wellness." The students spent Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13, 2018, at the Tundra Lodge in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The student chapter showcased three outstanding keynote speakers and an alumni panel.  Those in attendance were Matt Lund (NWI ED), Sherri Galle-Teske (NWI Membership Dir), Caroline Carlson (NWI Marketing Dir) and Dane Royer (NWI Graphic Design).  

Friday's events started with a presentation from Exec Dir. Matt Lund and Hailey Hoepner.  During the course of the day the students were shown mindful exercises, wellness tools and heard first hand worksite wellness experiences.

Are you a student considering a career in Wellness? Find out more about student chapters Here.

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National Wellness In the News—Ketchum Study

Posted By NWI, Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The National Wellness Institute was mentioned in The Holmes Report's Industry News in Brief from April 16, 2018. NWI's Six Dimensions of Wellness was included in a new Ketchum study showing that wellness is defined by emotions just as much as its physical counterpart. 

NEW YORK — While 93% of Americans report they have at least one wellness goal, a new Ketchum study reports that the definition of wellness is as much emotional as it is physical. It also reveals that today’s wellness influencer is most commonly young, male and ranks mindfulness and positive relationships among his top goals for well-being. The Influence of Wellness study, which polled 1,046 American adults, also found:

  • Emotional aspects (71% ) are considered equally as important as physical (72%) when consumers rank the six dimensions of wellness defined by the National Wellness Institute (emotional, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual).
  • Men are slightly more likely than women to rate social aspects as important (30% vs. 27% for women) and less likely to rate physical aspects (68% vs. 75% for women).
  • Both men and women equally experience such wellness barriers as putting others first (men 22%, women 25%) and lack of support from a spouse or partner (men 5%, women 5%).Young adults are less skeptical than their elders: 80% of those age 55 and older think wellness brands exaggerate the benefits of their products or services, compared to 64% of those ages 18-24.

Read the rest of Industry News in Brief Here.

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NWI State and Local Outreach

Posted By NWI, Tuesday, May 1, 2018

SGT and DJ man the display table at the Wausau, WI expo eventThe National Wellness Institute continues its outreach-supplying wellness information through local and state events.  Pictured is NWI staff working the Expo event in Wausau, WI.  Sherri Galle-Teske (Dir. of Membership & Engagement) and University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Wellness major David Jaeger manned  the display table and built relationships with interested businesses, local wellness practitioners, and community members.

Photo supplied by Sherri Galle-Teske

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NWI's First Wellness Career Night

Posted By NWI, Tuesday, May 1, 2018

On April 16, the National Wellness Institute had its first Wellness Career Night. The event was hosted at the NWI office in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, with the aim to create opportunities for college graduates in health and wellness fields to network with local wellness professionals and promote their understanding of wellness. We had several exhibitors representing businesses such as Adventure 212, Security Health Plan, Portage County Health & Human Services, Job Centers of Wisconsin (Marathon County), Farmshed, CAP Services, and Stevens Point Area YMCA. The National Wellness Institute is always looking for new ways to assist in the professional development of wellness students and is looking to continue to have Career Night events in the future.  We appreciate our exhibitors and all those who came out (despite the poor weather conditions) to be a part of our event.  NWI thanks the Event Coordinator David Jaeger for all the work and effort he displayed for the event.

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Bright Pink – 2018, Issue 1

Posted By NWI, Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Bright Now


Did you know we're working to ensure your doctor knows their stuff? Now via online learning!

After hearing frustrations from our community about women's health providers who seemed ill-equipped to have conversations about breast and ovarian cancer prevention and early detection strategies, we embarked on creating a program to fill that gap in 2014. Since then, we have educated over 18,000 providers on how to have these life-saving conversations. To build upon and enhance this work, Bright Pink recently launched a digital e-learning platform that will bridge the knowledge gap and provide a practical, evidence-based approach to identifying patients of all risk levels. Our interactive and innovative approach to continuing medical education will better prepare providers to identify risk, participate in shared decision-making, and create risk management plans to prevent these diseases. 


Speaking of e-learning, get the scoop our partner that helped make it happen: Salah Foundation. 

The development and launch of the new provider e-learning platform would not have been possible without a generous challenge grant provided by the Salah Foundation–a multi-generational family foundation that supports organizations working to strengthen families and communities and advancing individuals to become productive and responsible citizens. The foundation's support not only provided the resources needed to build a state-of-the-art resource for the provider community, but also effectively accelerated our fundraising efforts. Bright Pink is grateful for the Salah Foundation's partnership!


Looking for a way to be active now that winter is (hopefully) coming to a close?

Dust off those running shoes and run the Chicago Half Marathon on Sunday, September 23rd with Team Bright Pink! The fundraising minimum is $500 and provides access to all kinds of extra perks you won't find elsewhere. To claim your spot, please create your fundraising page here, and we will follow up with registration info. 



1. Our efforts to help more women assess their risk are off to a fantastic start!
87,000+ women have completed Assess Your Risk in 2018 thanks to features of our tool in publications like PureWow, Girlboss, community posts in apps like Glow, and more!

2. You, our community, made our Women's History Month #SelfCareandShare campaign a success!
The campaign focused on highlighting female heroes of the past and present to empower women to be the health heroes of today. We asked women to practice self-care by taking two easy steps 1) prioritize their breast and ovarian health by taking Assess Your Risk, and 2) share Assess Your Risk with 8 women to spread a sentiment of community and shared sisterhood. Campaign messaging and promotions drove over 40,000 women to assess their risk for breast and ovarian cancer in the month of March! 

Thinking about a friend or colleague who should be getting Bright Pink Email? Let them know.

#BrightPinkMoments: One of our Bright Pink Board Members captured a special moment during our board meeting at Google's Chicago HQ ... I spy legs in the sky. 

Bright Pink
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Chicago, IL 60654

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