Creating Health

Creating Health

In response to viewer interest and the national health debate, Wisconsin Public Television presents Creating Health, an ongoing educational initiative that addresses health issues important to Wisconsin residents. By integrating broadcasts, Web tools, and in-person events, Creating Health seeks to provide information to help guide individuals in making wise health decisions.

Our Projects

Caring for Mom & Dad

Americans are living longer than ever before. Who will take care of those who can no longer care for themselves? CARING FOR MOM & DAD seeks to answer these questions as it explores the emotional, health, and financial challenges that many caregivers face every day.

Caring for Your Parents

WPT hosted a local call bank during its broadcast of Caring For Your Parents to provide information and guidance to Wisconsin adults struggling to provide proper care for their aging parents.

Focus on Get Up and Go! Day

Get Up and Go! Day highlights ways Wisconsin families can be active, enjoy the outdoors, and be healthy! This fun-filled, free event on Friday, August 7th from 10 a.m. to noon encourages children to live healthy and active lives.

Focus on Internet Game Addiction

Compulsive video gaming is now being seen as a psychological disorder that is becoming more and more prevalent across the world. China is the first country to label internet addiction a clinical disorder. Web Junkie focuses on the treatment or “deprogramming” of Chinese teenagers in a Beijing rehabilitation center.

Focus on Parkinson's Disease

The number of people who are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease is increasing every year, and at this time there is no cure. Living With Parkinson's and Capturing Grace are two films that look deeper into the lives of those who are living with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers, treatments and research.

League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis

Frontline investigates the effects of concussions and other brain injuries that have become a topic of concern throughout the United States and reveals the true health risks to football players of all ages.

The Trouble With Antibiotics

FRONTLINE: The Trouble with Antibiotics investigates the widespread use of antibiotics in food animals and whether it is fueling the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance in people.