The Wisconsin Partnership Program's Community-Academic Partnership Fund awarded the following types of grants in 2005: Collaboration Implementation Grant Awards and Collaboration Development Grant Awards

Collaboration Implementation Grants

American Family Children's Hospital (Dane County) awarded $344,924 to "Transporting Children Safely A Public Health Model for WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Families."

Description: Reduce motor vehicle related death and injury and improve the safe transport of children among WIC families in Madison and Dane County.

  • Academic Partner: Timothy Corden, MD - Department of Pediatrics

Dane County Clean Air Coalition (Dane County) awarded $450,000 to "The Wisconsin Healthy Air Initiative: An Outreach Program Promoting Voluntary Reductions of Toxic Air Emissions."

Description: Prevent health risks caused by three major air quality challenges: ground level ozone, hazardous air pollutants and fine particles.

Academic Partner: Marty Kanarek, PhD, MPH - Department of Population Health Sciences; Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Department of Health and Family Services - Division of Public Health (statewide) awarded $440,466 to "Expand Behavioral Risk Factor Survey Coverage to Provide Local Tracking of Healthiest Wisconsin 2010 Priorities."

Description: Provide local health departments and other community organizations with local health data to track their progress toward Healthiest Wisconsin 2010 goals.

  • Academic Partner: Paul Peppard, PhD (epidemiology), MS (statistics), MS (preventive medicine) - Department of Population Health Sciences

Eau Claire City-County Health Department (Eau Claire County) awarded $450,000 to "Reality Check 21."

Description: Reduce alcohol use among Eau Claire County youth (ages 12-17) through prevention strategies involving school, family and community.

  • Academic Partner: Jennifer Eddy, MD - Department of Family Medicine

Kenosha County Division of Aging and Disability Services (statewide, Buffalo, Kenosha, Marathon, Racine, Rock counties) awarded $448,898 to "Wisconsin Falls Reduction Project: A multi-faceted strategy to reduce unintentional fall injuries among Wisconsin's older adults."

Description: A multi-faceted strategy to reduce unintentional fall injuries among Wisconsin's older adults.

  • Academic Partner: Jane Mahoney, MD - Department of Medicine

Marathon County Health Department (Marathon County) awarded $450,000 to "Footprints to Health."

Description: Decrease the incidence of overweight and obesity in the county through a community-wide program to increase physical activity and improve nutrition.

  • Academic Partner: Kevin O'Connell, MD - Department of Family Medicine

Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation (Barron, Chippewa, Clark, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Dunn, Eau Claire, Grant, Iron, Jackson, Jefferson, Manitowoc, Marathon, Outagamie, Pierce, Richland, Rusk, Sawyer, St Croix, Taylor, Waushara, Wood counties) awarded $430,872 to "Engaging Wisconsin Communities for Substance Abuse Prevention."

Description: Reduce alcohol use among youth ages 12-17 through prevention strategies focusing on parental and other adult responsibility regarding providing alcohol to youth.

  • Academic Partner: Michael Fleming, MD, MPH - Department of Family Medicine

Mental Health Center of Dane County, Inc. (Dane, Outagamie counties) awarded $450,000 to "Influencing Wisconsin's Public Health System by Defining, Understanding and Diffusing a Treatment Model for Hmong Mental Health."

Description: Improve mental health outcomes for Fox Valley Hmong elders and to better understanding health needs of three generations of the Hmong community in Dane County.

  • Academic Partner: Dean Krahn, MD, MS - Department of Psychiatry

Northeastern Wisconsin Area Health Education Center, Inc. (AHEC) (Brown County) awarded $411,183 to "Si Se Puede! (Yes You Can!)."

Description: Improve the health status of the Latino population in Green Bay by implementing a diabetes outreach and education program.

  • Academic Partner: Kirstin Siemering, DrPH, RD - Academic Affairs

Polk County Health Department (Polk County) awarded $448,584 to "Polk County Alcohol and Drug Outreach and Training (PolkADOT) Program."

Description: Decrease risky and problem alcohol use and illicit drug use by adults through the delivery of alcohol and drug screening, brief intervention and referral services.

  • Academic Partner: Richard Brown, MD, MPH - Department of Family Medicine

Collaboration Development Grants

Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin (Dane County) awarded $25,000 to "Active Prescription for Wisconsin."

Description: Integrate physical activity and regular bicycle use into daily life among adults.

  • Academic Partner: Javier Nieto, MD, PhD - Department of Population Health Sciences

Brown County (Brown County) awarded $49,741 to "Got Dirt? Initiative."

Description: In an effort to combat childhood obesity and poor nutrition, the Got Dirt? Initiative sought to improve fruit and vegetable consumption of children 2 to 17 by increasing access to fruits and vegetables through gardens at childhood centers and schools.

  • Academic Partner: Aaron Carrel, MD - Department of Pediatrics

CAP Services (Portage, Waupaca, Wood, Waushara and Marathon counties) awarded $25,728 to "Hispanic Health Patient Navigation Collaboration Planning Project."

Description: Improve health outcomes of Hispanics with limited English proficiency in the central Wisconsin region.

  • Academic Partner: Jane Jones, PhD - Health Promotion and Human Development, UW-Stevens Point

Chippewa Valley Health Clinic (Chippewa County) awarded $50,000 to "Chippewa Valley Community Diabetes Program."

Description: Plan a diabetes care education program in a regional free clinic setting.

  • Academic Partner: William E. Cayley Jr., MD - Department of Family Medicine

Diverse and Resilient (statewide) awarded $47,483 to "Reduce Health Disparities within the LGBT Populations in Wisconsin."

Description: Advance the knowledge gained on health disparities among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults in Wisconsin.

  • Academic Partner: Kathy Oriel, MD - Department of Family Medicine

Dodge-Jefferson Healthier Community Partnership (Dane, Jefferson counties) awarded $48,702 to "Assessing Lifestyle Behaviors and Beliefs in Underserved Adults."

Description: Plan for promoting active lifestyles and healthy eating among low-income and uninsured adults.

  • Academic Partner: Linda Baumann, PhD - School of Nursing

Madison Department of Public Health (statewide) awarded $49,234 to "Development of a Wisconsin Public Health Laboratory Network."

Description: This project team developed and piloted a network of Wisconsin state and local public health laboratories. Initial tasks included assessing the current capabilities and capacities of the laboratories and outlining the ways in which these labs can meet the state's future needs.

  • Academic Partners: Ronald H. Laessig, PhD - Department of Population Health Sciences and Pathology; Jan Klawitter, MA - Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene

Urban Open Space Foundation (inner-city Milwaukee) awarded $50,000 to "Green City, Healthy People: Eliminating Health Disparities while Revitalizing Milwaukee's Johnson's Park."

Description: Reduce long-standing health disparities in Milwaukee's inner-city, Fond du Lac and North Avenues neighborhoods.

  • Academic Partner: Blaise Nemeth MD, MS - Departments of Pediatrics and Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Wisconsin Hospital Association (Dane, Portage counties) awarded $46,569 to "Enhancing the Role of Consumers as Informed Partners in the Health Care System."

Description: Develop a broad-based education program to improve how consumers make healthcare decisions.

  • Academic Partner: Linda Baumann, PhD - School of Nursing