The POWER Program is a collaborative health venture involving the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin American Legion, and multiple veterans’ service organizations in Southeastern Wisconsin. POWER is an acronym for “Posts Working for Veterans Health.”

One hour prior to each General Membership Meeting, we will be offering blood pressure and weight checks for those who are interested in monitoring their health. This is an important part of the POWER Program.

POWER Team Contact Information:

Jeff Whittle, MD, MPH
Physician Leader
Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
(414) 384-2000, Ext. 46444
[email protected]

Jeff Morzinski, PhD
Educational Specialist
Medical College of Wisconsin
(414) 456-4985
[email protected]

Kristyn Ertl, BA
Project Coordinator
Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
(414) 384-2000, Ext. 46441
[email protected]

Leslie Patterson, MS
Educational Specialist
Medical College of Wisconsin
(414) 456-8710
[email protected]

Nancy Wilke, OT
Occupational Therapist
Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
(414) 384-2000, Ext. 42893
[email protected]

Avery Hayes, MD
Assistant Physician Leader
Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
(414) 384-2000, Ext. 42083
[email protected]

Heidi Cortese, LPN
Health Technician
Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
(414) 384-2000, Ext. 46624
[email protected]

Tina Johnson, BA
Health Technician
Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
(414) 384-2000, Ext. 41621
[email protected]

Linda Netherland
Health Technician
Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
(414) 384-2000, Ext. 46623
[email protected]

Additional Information Sites:

Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
http://www.milwaukee.va.gov/

5000 W. National Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53295
Phone (414) 384-2000

Department of Veterans Affairs MOVE! Program
http://www.move.va.gov/
 

Additional Resources:

http://www.move.va.gov/AdditionalResources.asp

Nancy Wilke, Occupational Therapist
Phone: (414) 384-2000, Ext. 42893
[email protected]

Local MOVE Coordinator: Rita Mingesz, Med, RD, CD
Phone: (414) 384-2000, Ext. 42051
[email protected]

VHA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP)
http://www.prevention.va.gov/
Phone: (919) 383-7874
Fax: (919) 383-7598

American Heart Association (AHA)
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/

Regional Office: 660 E Mason Street, Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone (414) 271-9999
Fax (414) 271-3299

American Stroke Association (ASA)
http://www.strokeassociation.org/
Regional Office: 660 E Mason Street, Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone (414) 271-9999
Fax (414) 271-3299

American Diabetes Association (ADA)
http://www.diabetes.org/
Local Office: 375 Bishop's Way, Suite 220
Milwaukee, WI, 53005
Phone: (414) 778-5500
Fax: (262) 797-9270

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Be Fit! Visit www.cdc.gov
Phone: 1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
[email protected]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (CDC/DHDSP)
http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/
CDC/NCCDPHP
(Mail Stop K-47)
4770 Buford Hwy, NE
Atlanta, GA 30341-3717
Phone: 1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
Fax: (770) 488-8151
[email protected]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, High Blood Pressure
http://www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/
CDC/NCCDPHP
(Mail Stop K-47)
4770 Buford Hwy, NE
Atlanta, GA 30341-3717
Phone: 1-800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
Fax: (770) 488-8151
[email protected]

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
http://www.nih.gov/
National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone (301) 496-4000
TTY: (301) 402-9612
[email protected]