IN THE NEWS
Welcome to SHOW!
What is SHOW?
- SHOW is a novel program for monitoring population health
- We gather information about health of state residents living in both urban and rural areas
- We offer new opportunities for epidemiologic and translational health research
What makes SHOW special?
- SHOW measures health with a household examination survey using state of the art technology
- Health is measured at multiple levels including community, individual and at the molecular and cellular level
- SHOW completes many objective physical measurements, including blood pressure, height and weight, physical activity with accellorometry, and collects and stores biological specimens for future research
- Health is defined broadly and includes over 20 topics, including mental health and well-being, sleep, food and built environments
How can SHOW help you?
- SHOW provides easily accessible data for your research
- SHOW data is routinely linked with other data resources available in the state
- SHOW will help with data analysis and IRB prep
- You have options to use existing resources or build on existing infrastructure to develop new, novel cost-effective research
- Basic researchers can partner with SHOW epidemiologists and use samples from the biorepository for molecular and cellular research
- SHOW is made possible by the people who participate. We thank participants for contributing their time and support
- Participation is by invitation only
- Over 4,500 Wisconsinites have taken part in SHOW
- SHOW can provide you with access to data not available in other statewide surveys
- SHOW measures information about important health topics including prevalence of and determinants of diabetes, obesity, sleep, mental health, social and built environmental determinants of health
SHOW on Milwaukee Public Radio
“The philosophy of SHOW is to look at health in a very holistic way. We make sure that the questions we have in the survey are from all facets of health,” said Dr. Kristen Malecki, SHOW's co-director, in an interview on WUWM radio's Lake Effect program. Listen now
Where You Live Affects Mental Health
"Neighborhoods and communities we live in can have profound effects on our overall well-being, particularly in promoting mental health ..." - Dr. Kristen Malecki, co-director, Survey of the Health of Wisconsin
Dr. Malecki studies Wisconsin neighborhoods and how they affect our health. Her work is highlighted recently on Academic Minute. Listen now
SHOW Expands in 2014
The Survey of the Health of Wisconsin grew in a number of exciting ways in 2014. For the first time in the survey, Wisconsin residents of all ages will be invited to participate. SHOW also implemented a new sampling frame that gives important expansion in the survey's capacity to measure health at some county levels as well as at the state level. Read about these, and many more updates in our Winter 2015 Newsletter (pdf).
Predictors of Poor Oral Health
Recent Survey of the Health of Wisconsin findings on dental health in Wisconsin found that 1 in 5 adults is not receiving the oral-health care that they need, and that 15 percent of Wisconsinities have untreated cavities. Read more
Registration is required to access SHOW’s codebooks. Please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org