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Marjorie Maginn's Diabetes PSA

Women In Government's Diabetes Public Service Announcement

Women In Government filmed Public Service Announcements on the complications of diabetes, and the importance of diabetes education. Diabetes affects approximately 26 million children and adults in the United States. Additionally, 79 million U.S. adults have pre-diabetes, a condition that can increase a person’s risk of diabetes type 2, heart disease, and stroke. If the trend continues, one in three Americans could have diabetes by 2050. Click on the link to hear President and Executive Director Marjorie Maginn's PSA.

 

   

Women In Government's Board of Directors' Diabetes Public Service Announcements

Women In Government filmed Public Service Announcements on the complications of diabetes, and the importance of diabetes education. Television Public Service Announcements (PSAs) can be an effective and useful tool for relaying specific information throughout an entire community.  In November of 2011, Women In Government, in partnership with sanofi and the Discovery Channel, created a series of PSA scripts with the goal of highlighting the dramatic effect diabetes has on both the United States and the health of its citizens.  Using these scripts, legislators of Women In Government's 2011 Board of Directors recorded one PSA script to inform their constituency about diabetes and provide a link to resources available to treat and prevent the disease.  Click on each Board member's link below to access her recording.

   
Women In Government Releases Video of Legislative Cancer Survivors at First Annual Breast Cancer Summit.

During the Women In Government hosted First Annual Breast Cancer Is Personal: Legislative Survivors' Summit in Washington, DC on September 25-27, 2008, the organization debuted a new eight minute video clip featuring legislative cancer survivors and healthcare champions discussing their diagnosis and policy opportunities.

   
The Importance of STEM Education
One of the most important issues in higher education is the future of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education. STEM education is an especially important because of the low number of women enrolled in and graduating from STEM programs at the university level. State policymakers can affect this issue by instituting policies to promote STEM education and employment opportunities in STEM fields.
   
Prevention Takes More Than An Apple A Day
Learn what preventive services are available through the Medicare program, and what policymakers can do to increase awareness of these resources, and promote healthy lifestyle choices to prevent illness such as heart disease.
   
Improving Access to Kidneys: A Look At Transplantation
Kidney disease, already a widespread issue in the United States, will become an even bigger problem in the future due to the increasing number of diabetes diagnoses and increasing average life span, according to experts. This will lead to more demand for kidney donation, a problem that has become more acute in recent years due to the rising number of kidney disease patients and the static number of kidneys available for donation. State legislators can address this problem by introducing legislation that would improve access to donated organs and to medications needed once a kidney donation operation has taken place.
   
Ensuring Family Economic Success
Economic success is critical to improving the lives of disadvantaged children and families across the country. Family economic success can significantly enhance the quality of life and access to opportunities for low-income families, and can improve the key factors in family stability. State policies can help ensure family economic success through legislation that prevents practices such as predatory lending and extends tax relief that benefit families in need.
   

Preventing Cervical Cancer: New State Policy Opportunities
Women In Government is committed to the elimination of cervical cancer, a preventable disease. Cervical cancer is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is so widespread that 80 percent of women will contract some form of it before age 50. Many women do not know the cause of cervical cancer, and that it can go undetected unless a woman receives proper screening. The most important thing women can do to protect themselves is to receive appropriate vaccination (against HPV) and screening.

 
February 26, 2013

Women In Government President, Marjorie Maginn, shares important information on Overactive Bladder (OAB).

Listen to two of her recorded Public Service Announcements (PSA):
September 10, 2012

Women In Government's 19th Annual Midwestern Regional Conference

Hear what you missed at Women In Government's 19th Annual Midwestern Regional Conference. The conference took place July 19-21, in Des Moines, Iowa. Approximately 40 women state legislators from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin were in attendance. The meeting convened women state legislators throughout the Midwestern region to discuss cutting-edge public policy issues including diabetes, public health partnerships, energy, the environment, education, economic development, and more. Visit the event page to view descriptions of each segment and conference materials, and click on the links below to access the audio from these sessions!


September 10, 2012

Women In Government's 13th Annual Southern Regional and 14th Annual Eastern Regional Conferences

Hear what you missed at Women In Government's 13th Annual Southern Regional and 14th Annual Eastern Regional Conferences. Click on the links below to access the audio from these sessions! The meeting took place on June 14-16, 2012, in Memphis, Tennessee. The meeting convened women state legislators throughout both regions to discuss cutting-edge public policy issues. Visit the event page to view descriptions of each segment and conference materials, and click on the links below to access the audio from these sessions!


May 15, 2012

Women In Government's 15th Annual Western Regional Conference

Hear what you missed at Women In Government's 15th Annual Western Regional Conference! The conference took place on May 10-12 in Portland, Oregon where female state legislators from the Western Region convened to discuss the most pressing policy issues facing their states. The agenda featured distinguished speakers and a wide variety of pertinent policy topics. The conference also provided a wonderful opportunity for legislators to network with other women legislators from across the region, national speakers and sponsors. Visit the event page to view descriptions of each segment and conference materials, and click on the links below to access the audio from these sessions!


February 21, 2012 

Television Public Service Announcements on Diabetes

Television Public Service Announcements (PSAs) can be an effective and useful tool for relaying specific information throughout an entire community.  In November of 2011, Women In Government, in partnership with sanofi and the Discovery Channel, created a series of PSA scripts with the goal of highlighting the dramatic effect diabetes has on both the United States and the health of its citizens.  Using these scripts, legislators of Women In Government's 2011 Board of Directors recorded one PSA script to inform their constituency about diabetes and provide a link to resources available to treat and prevent the disease.  Stay posted for when these TV PSAs will air!  In the meantime, to listen to Marjorie Maginn, WIG President & Executive Director's PSA, please CLICK HERE.

For more information on Women In Government's Diabetes Campaign, please visit:  http://www.womeningovernment.org/diabetes

 


 

January 25, 2012

Women In Government President, Marjorie Maginn, shares important information on Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB).

Listen to the Public Service Announcement.

 


 

August 2011

Women In Government President, Marjorie Maginn, shares important information on Mental Health.

Listen to the Public Service Announcement.

 


August 2011

Women In Government President, Marjorie Maginn, shares important information on Bone Health.

Listen to the Public Service Announcement.

 


 

January 12, 2009
Women In Government President, Mary Brooks Beatty, and the European Cervical Cancer Association President, Pamlea Morton, share important information on cervical cancer prevention.

Listen to the audio news release (WMA) (Flash Audio)

 


 

May 12, 2008
Women In Government Celebrates May, National Arthritis Month, by Educating Women About Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Listen to the audio news release.

 


Women In Government President, Susan Crosby, shares important information on women and heart disease for February, American Heart Month.

Listen to the Public Service Announcement.

Listen to the 60 second PSA.

 


May was Older Americans' Month and Women In Government encouraged state policymakers to educate their constituents about important preventive services from Medicare.

Click here to listen to Women In Government's Audio News Release.

 


Women In Government promotes cervical cancer awareness and prevention.

Listen to the 30-second public service announcement as MP3 or in Flash Audio.

 


Women In Government and the International Union Against Cancer promote cervical cancer awareness and prevention.

Listen to the 60-second public service announcement as an MP3 or in Flash Audio.

 


Women In Government and the All Ireland Cancer Foundation promote cervical cancer awareness and prevention.

Listen to the 60-second public service announcement as an MP3 or in Flash Audio.

 


October 21, 2007
Women In Government Manager of Public Policy & PR, Kathryn Guccione, Talks About Cervical Cancer Prevention with Radio Personality Selma Schimmel on “The Group Room”.

Click here to listen to the interview (3.5 meg file).

Please note this interview was recorded for The Group Room, a live, weekly, call-in radio cancer talk show that airs every Sunday from 4-6pm on select radio stations, and simulcast on XM Satellite Radio’s165 channel. This interview was recorded at the C-Change Annual Meeting, and was produced by Vital Options International, a not-for-profit cancer communications and advocacy organization.

 


Women In Government’s Radio News Release on “Turning Challenges Into Opportunities: The ‘State’ of Cervical Cancer Prevention in America” State Report.

Click here to listen to News Release