Local Scouts earn first ever “Health in Action” patch with help of Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
On July 23, several MCW and Froedtert Health departments collaborated with the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast to launch the Health in Action patch program. The program is a partnership between Froedtert & the MCW Network and the Girls Scouts designed to expose scouts to health, wellness and the career possibilities in healthcare.
Participating departments included the MCW Cardiovascular Center (CVC), Froedtert’s Community Engagement, Organizational Learning and the Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Core. Froedtert hosted more than 30 Girl Scouts in the morning to participate in four different interactive stations including: Listen to your Heart, Learn about the Body, Keep Your Body Healthy and Health in Action.
Scouts participated in activities such as taking their pulse, using a stethoscope and listening to heart sounds, learning how to manage their cardiovascular risk factors, building a model of a lung and learning the importance of proper handwashing techniques.
At the end of the event, the scouts were given their Health in Action Patches by Christy Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast, and Cathy Jacobson, President and CEO of Froedtert Health.