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Insights: A Health Resource Center

Welcome to Insights!  To learn more about what we offer, scroll down to "Our Services"

News and Events- June 2014

Book Club

Join Insights as we host monthly discussions about books that are positive, motivational, spiritual, or health related.  We try to pick "quick reads" in order to accomidate everyone's busy schedule!  Discussions are open to everyone; attend as many or as few as work for you!

Our Next Discussion: Wednesday, June 4th, 2pm at Insights
Book: Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
Registration preferred (but not required): call Insights at (920) 320-2519 to sign up!

Can't make this discussion?  Get a head start on July's book- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Have suggestions for future book clubs?  Email
Free Blood Pressure Screenings

Insights offers free blood pressure readings any time we are open!  No appointment needed; first-come, first served.
Learn to Surf the 'Net

Insights offers free, personalized classes for people who want to learn basic computer skills.  Meet one-on-one with an Insights volunteer and get help with items such as:
- Computer Basics (how to use a mouse, create a word processing document, keyboard typing, etc)
- Internet Basics (how to access the Internet, browsing/searching, using email, etc)
- Searching for reliable health information on the Internet

Classes last about an hour and are tailored to meet your needs.  Available any time Insights is open.  Registration is preferred but not required.  For more information, contact Insights at (920) 320-2519.
Healthy Rewards

Get rewarded for your healthy habits!  For every five items you borrow from Insights' lending library, you'll receive a coupon for a free cup of coffee at HFM's Espresso Connection, located just one floor above Insights.  Stop in to learn more!
Educational Features

Each month, Insights provides education, featured resources, and more.  Here's what's on for May:

- Department Spotlight:  This month, come view our window display featuring HFM Hearing and Balacne
- Education Window: This month, stop by our window and learn all about stress!
- Display Case: We'll be displaying a variety of our cancer resources, in honor of National Cancer Survivor's Day.
Volunteers Wanted!

Do you have a passion for helping others?  Are you interested in health and wellness?  Insights has a great opportunity for you!

- Help customers navigate our lending library
- Do research on health topics for our guests
- Provide information on HFM providers, services, and events
- and more!

Morning and afternoon shifts are available.  To print a volunteer application form, visit

Our Services

We offer the following services FREE OF CHARGE to everyone:

1) Health and Wellness Lending Library- Browse through our wide selection of books, DVD's, CD's, journals and more.  Topics range from nutrition and fitness to information on specific diseases.  With resources geared towards children, teens, and adults, the whole family is covered!  Material in our lending library can be borrowed by any Manitowoc County resident.  

2) Health Research- Want to learn more about a health topic, but just don't have the time?  All you need to is let Insights know!  Our knowledgeable volunteers will be happy to research a health topic for you and return the information within 48 hours.

3) HFM Information- Would you like to know more about an HFM provider or clinic?  Do you have a question about an upcoming event or class at HFM?  Insights has information on all things HFM.

4) Events and Classes- Throughout the year Insights will host a variety of health and education events.  Check out the rest of our page for up-to-date information.

5) E-Newsletter- Looking for an easy way to stay up-to-date?  Subscribe to Insights monthly E-Newsletter!  Each month you'll receive information on classes, resources, healthy recipes, and more!  Simply email insights@hfmhealth.org and ask to be added to the mailing list!

Insights: a health resource center

Contact Us!

In Person:
Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Level 1
2300 Western Avenue
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Open Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

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Insights' Complete Resource Listing- Click Here to view all the items available to borrow in our health and wellness library.

Web Resources- Insights has compiled a listing of various health and wellness resources on the web.  These sites can be good places to begin your health research.  Please click on a link below to view resources:
General Health and Culturally-Specific Health Resources 
      General health resources such as WebMD, sites in multiple languages, and more
Adult Health Resources
      Sites for Men's, Women's, and Senior Health
Wellness and Nutrition Resources
      Fitness, healthy eating, environmental health, and more 
Children's and Teen Health Resources
      Sites designed for children and teens, as well as parenting resources 
Specific Health Topic Resources 
      Sites for specific diseases or health topics, including cancer, behavioral health, and more 

National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Advancing the progress of medicine and improving the public health through access to health information.
Surgery Family Lounge
Located on the 1st floor, the center is staffed from 8 am - 4 pm Monday - Friday. When you check-in, you receive a pager so you can be reached by hospital staff when needed, while visiting other areas.  Available for use is a general waiting area, private consult rooms, private family lounges and computer bays with e-mail capabilities. We also offer a complementary coffee and fruit bar.