In his recent budget proposal, Governor Tony Evers proposes to expand Medicaid coverage and allot $28 million to women’s and infant health. Today on the show, we take a close look at women’s health in the state of Wisconsin. Our guests are Lisa Peyton-Caire, founder and president of the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness, and Sara Finger, founder and executive director of Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health.
Over the course of the hour, they discuss advocacy and policy around diverse issues that are core to intersectional women’s public health and well-being, including economic security and the affordability gap, access to mental health resources, birth outcomes and the role of doulas, senior care, and racial disparities in health outcomes. All throughout, they emphasize a holistic approach to women’s health and well-being.