Share the Health is the only organization of its kind in Wisconsin. Run entirely by volunteers – including physicians, residents, medical students, undergraduates and other community friends – Share the Health is a true collaboration. Our success is made possible by the knowledge, passion and compassion of many people. Together, without duplicating any services in the Madison area, we fulfill our mission to:
- Improve the health of underserved women in need of gynecologic specialty care in Dane County and neighboring communities.
- Inspire a commitment among future professionals, of all vocations, to caring for the underserved in our communities.
After seeing numerous women come to local hospitals with advanced-stage gynecologic cancers, we concluded that much of this significant disease can be prevented if uninsured women simply have access to gynecologic care. As a result, in 2013, we founded Share the Health. While other organizations offer screening exams, family planning and primary care, we serve as a free consultative clinic that solely diagnoses and treats gynecologic pathology including benign, pre-cancerous, and cancerous conditions.. With a very focused approach, we change and save women’s lives.
Share the Health operates one evening a month at Madison Women’s Health, LLP, which generously donates space and overhead. Our clinic involves students in all levels of clinic operations and patient care, equipping them with invaluable exposure to gynecology. Furthermore, we offer volunteer and leadership opportunities to undergraduate, business, law, public health, and medical students, as well as gynecology residents. This means that Share the Health does not just provide much-needed gynecologic services that improve the health status of our community: we cultivate future professionals from all disciplines who will ensure that these services remain available for years to come.
Share the Health is an independent, non-profit organization which serves as a model that can be replicated across specialties – and across the state and nation.
Share the Health relies on generous support from friends like you to offer our critical, life-saving services to uninsured women in the Madison area. Please consider making a gift today! Every dollar is tax-deductible and will be put to very good use. Donate online or click on Donations for more information. We are grateful for your help!