CCR Leads Model Discussion with Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (WIPHL)

The Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (WIPHL) provides free training, consultation services, and support to healthcare professionals in Wisconsin.


The work of this program will continue in many ways throughout our state. It was very useful for us to have time set aside... to give voice to all the ways that we have been impacted by this work, and to share with each other the many ways that we hope to carry this important work with us as we move forward. Civic reflection gave us a way to get started with that conversation.


--Mia Croyle

Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (WIPHL)

Audience Focus

Leaders, program staff, and health educators from WIPHL


  1. Build community among healthcare workers from a variety of sites and backgrounds
  2. Give healthcare leaders and staff an opportunity to step back and reflect on the impact of their work
  3. Offer WIPHL additional support in launching future discussions in the healthcare field
Staff of Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles Staff

Project Description

In April 2011, the Center for Civic Reflection attended WIPHL's Spring Statewide Meeting after the Director of Operations, Mia Croyle, attended an open-call civic reflection training that winter. At the Statewide Meeting, CCR gave an overview of civic reflection with healthcare providers and led a model reflective discussion with leaders, program staff and health educators from WIPHL and its partner sites. The focus of the reflective discussion was on the idea of legacy and what the participants hoped their legacy would be in healthcare in the years to come. After the discussion, CCR provided ongoing support and additional advanced training for WIPHL staff to launch future discussion series on healthcare throughout the state.


  1. Fostered a renewed commitment among staff and partners in a time of transition and change.
  2. Offered an opportunity for program staff, health educators, physicians, nurses, and clinic managers to talk across difference and address the impact of their work.
  3. Gave participants the space to better understand their role in the healthcare community -- now and in the future.
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