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WHA Information Center (WHAIC) is increasing its analytical services.  WHAIC has the capability to answer questions and support business decisions through data mining, and independent review of methods, analyses and presentation quickly and efficiently - providing users with a set of actionable data that has been tailored specifically for an organization's needs and for the area of interest.

WHAIC has ready access to the hospital and ambulatory surgery center discharge data sets, the Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO) DataMart, and the State of Wisconsin RN Nursing Workforce database.  In addition to analytics, please check out all Data Products available from the WHAIC.

Fast Facts

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    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Breast cancer is one of the most commonly recognized forms of cancer, and for good reason. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. It is estimated that in 2020, there will be over 275,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer and almost 50,000 new non-invasive cases. 

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    September is Childhood Cancer Awareness

    Each day in the United States, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer (St. Jude, 2020). Worldwide, there are more than 300,000 children under the age of 18 who are diagnosed with some form of cancer. September is dedicated as Childhood Cancer Awareness to bring attention to the children affected by this serious disease, show the important of life-saving research, and joining people together to help make a difference in the children’s lives.

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    August is Children’s Eye Safety Month

    Eye injuries when sustained in childhood can be very dangerous and potentially permanent depending on the situation. Accidentally prone children may not understand the implications that come with hurting their eyes. The goal of Children’s Eye Safety Month is to raise awareness about eye and vision injuries, show the importance of healthy vision and early detection of vision problems.

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    Be Safe Around Fireworks

    Few things say “Fourth of July” like watching a fireworks show. For many across the country it’s the traditional mark of the celebrated holiday. Americans love fireworks so much that in 2018, American Pyrotechnics Association recorded over $945 million worth of fireworks were purchased for consumer use. Trends of consumer and display firework purchases has increased every year since 1998.

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    Be Safe in the Sun!

    Summertime means more fun in the sun, and it's important to be careful about your health! WHAIC has statistics from 2019 that should have you reaching for the SPF30.

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    May is National Bike Month

    May is National Bike Month. It’s the perfect time to get out and ride with your family and friends. 

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    April is Donate Life Month

    National Donate Life Month was instituted by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003. It features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors, and to celebrate those who have saved lives through the gift of donation.

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    March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

    In March, cancer groups, hospitals, and communities focus attention on preventing, treating, and curing colorectal cancer.  Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the U.S.

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    More than 2,000 Kids Visit Wisconsin Hospital Emergency Departments for Dental Care

    According to the Health Policy Institute, most dental ED visits are non-traumatic dental conditions and patients receive prescriptions for pain or antibiotics for infections in most instances. Patients who visit an ED with a non-traumatic dental condition would be better served in a dental office setting due to the availability of definitive care and the likelihood of continuity of care.

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    Wisconsin Had 15,888 COPD Inpatient Admissions

    Life is difficult with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), from chronic cough and shortness of breath to fatigue and wheezing. COPD is the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. (after cancer and heart disease).