2022 WHA Workforce Forum

Meeting the Challenge: Growing and Sustaining Wisconsin's Health Care Workforce

The WHA 2022 Workforce Forum will provide an opportunity for hospital and health system leaders and industry stakeholders learn and share ideas for how to grow the health care workforce faster, retain and sustain our healthcare workforce, truly leverage technology, and break down burden and burnout for health care workers.  WHA’s expert team will create the framework for the current and future state of Wisconsin’s health care workforce, and participants will leave with an improved understanding of how their organization, healthcare stakeholders and state and federal policymakers can support the changes needed to sustain Wisconsin’s high-quality, high-value health care with a shrinking workforce and growing demand.


Mental Health: The Shrouded Pandemic

Day 1

Mental Health is a topic that has been hidden in the shadows of Healthcare. This webinar aims to educate attendees on the rare angles of Mental Health. From the History, to Self-Care our panelists will reach out and address these and others.

This day will feature:

Mental Health as Global Health: Mapping and Interpreting a Crisis
Presented by: Richard C. Keller, Professor of History and Medical History,
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Mental Health — The Unseen Pandemic: Accessibility and Barriers
to Mental Health Treatment
Presented by: Ashley Thousand, LCSW, SAC, Care Management, Froedtert Hospital
& Zoey Schmidt, LCSW, CSAC, Psychiatric Social Work, Froedtert Hospital

The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
From Policy to Practice
Presented by: Billina R. Shaw, MD, MPH, FAPA, Senior Medical Advisor, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Register for Day 1



2022 Annual WCMEW Summit

Getting Real About Our Impending Workforce Crisis

Join us for an informative day where the following topics will be shared:

1. Promoting Healthcare Careers
2. Creating and Expanding Clinical Training Sites
3. Innovations in Training and Care Delivery
4. Addressing the Nurse Shortage Crisis
5. Urban and Rural Perspectives on Workforce Issues
6. Enhancing the Workforce in North Central Wisconsin
7. Building and Enhancing the Physicain Workforce in Wisconsin



Mental Health: The Shrouded Pandemic

Day 2

Mental Health is a topic that has been hidden in the shadows of Healthcare. This Webinar aims to educate attendees on the rare angles of Mental Health. From the History, to Self-Care our panelists will reach out and address these and others.
This day will feature:

Mental Health Issues in the United States: Trends and Treatment Options
Presented by: Bertrand D. Berger, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Vice Chair for Veteran Issues, Mental Health Division, Zablocki VA Medical Center

A Trauma-informed Look at the “Difficult” Patient:
Practical Strategies for Caregivers Everywhere
Presented by: Dr. Himanshu Agrawal, MBBS, DRAPA,
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Froedtert Health

Self-Empowerment for Mental Wellness
Presented by: Em Skehill, Director of Public Awareness and Education, Mental Health America

Register for Day 2



Uncovering hidden IT and security risks in your environment

Lessons learned from the trenches

In this webinar, we will discuss risks with cloud providers and managed service providers, how to integrate security risk management with enterprise risk management, and how to evaluate the adequacy of IT spend and IT governance committees. This webinar is being brought to you by valued WHA Corporate Member, RSM.


Journey to a Healthier Wisconsin: Mentor Highlight featuring Fort Healthcare, UniteUs and Health Equity Regulatory Updates

Webinar Series

In collaboration with WHA Information Center (WHAIC), the WHA quality team is presenting The Journey to a Healthier Wisconsin – Tales from the Trenches’ Part 4 webinar. This webinar will provide another unique case study from Fort HealthCare to discuss their approach on SDOH collection and Z-code reporting. In addition, representatives from Unite Us will discuss solutions to connect patients with community-based resources, gain visibility beyond the four walls of your organization, and better invest in community benefit programs. This is the final webinar in a four-part social determinants of health (SDOH) series that provides hospitals and health systems valuable information to help improve health outcomes in their communities. SDOH can have a profound impact on health outcomes; and yet, developing and sustaining processes to build a culture of health remains a challenge. Register here to attend the Tales from the Trenches Part 4 webinar.


2023 WHA Health Care Leadership Academy

The health care sector has been operating through constant change for decades while navigating rapidly advancing technologies, evolving standards of care, changing patient and population demographics, cost pressures, evolving fee and reimbursement models, and complexities in the legal and regulatory environment. With the recent pandemic and significant future change on the horizon, this transformation and disruption creates a need to build resilient and capable healthcare leaders with the skills to successfully navigate the complexities and opportunities of the future of healthcare.
Hospital leaders have a particular need to understand the “business of healthcare” so that they can contribute in more meaningful ways to better patient care, cost management, and effective service delivery.
In response to this need, the Wisconsin Hospital Association, in partnership with the Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development (CPED), is proud to announce the inaugural program year of the WHA Health Care Leadership Academy.