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FREE Disaster Preparedness Seminar

Health, Wellness & You
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

FORT ATKINSON – The Fort HealthCare Faith Nurse Program invites pastors, congregational and parish leaders, and healthcare-minded members of faith communities to attend an informational presentation about “Disaster Preparedness.” The seminar will take place on Thursday, February 18 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Fort Memorial Hospital OB Classroom, located on the first floor next to Java Junction when entering from Armenia Street in Fort Atkinson.

The presentation will discuss disaster preparedness using influenza as an example and review why there is so much excitement surrounding the H1N1 influenza, and also talk about other types of influenza. Most importantly, there will be an overview of the steps needed for disaster preparedness in a church or organization.

The featured speaker is Ross L. Clay, MD, MPH. Dr. Clay is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine and has a background in Internal and Occupational Medicine. Dr. Clay currently teaches toxicology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and serves on the advisory board for the Waukesha County Health Department. Dr. Clay also works in a number of Milwaukee area companies where he helps with disaster preparedness plans.

The Fort HealthCare Faith Nurse Program is offering this free presentation as a service to area churches and the people of our communities. Please call (920) 568-5324 or email to register.

The Fort HealthCare Faith Nurse program aims to assist congregations in improving the health and spiritual well-being of its members by providing a central resource for information, education, networking and support for serving area churches throughout Cambridge, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills, Whitewater, Palmyra, Milton, Edgerton and beyond.

A faith nurse program can improve awareness of available services, increase utilization of existing healthcare delivery systems, and promote health and healing by empowering individuals to incorporate key elements from their belief systems into their healthcare plan. Faith nurse programs can also educate congregations on healthcare issues and offer opportunities for outreach ministry into surrounding communities.

If you are unable to attend the seminar, but would still like additional information, please contact either Rosemary Berger at (920) 568-6501 ( or Betty Cloute at (920) 568-5285 (   Please also visit and view “Faith Nursing Program” details under the “Services” tab.