The Wisconsin Partnership Program's Community-Academic Partnership Fund awarded the following types of grants in 2006: Collaboration Implementation Grants and Collaboration Development Grants

Collaboration Implementation Grants

Advocacy and Benefits Counseling for Health, Inc. (statewide) awarded $425,399 to "Health Watch Wisconsin."

Description: Improve access to health care coverage and services through a statewide training program for public health workers.

  • Academic Partner: Bruce Barrett, MD, PhD - Department of Family Medicine

Centro De La Comunidad/United Community Center, Inc. (Milwaukee County) awarded $448,251 to "Latino Geriatric Center."

Description: Reduce barriers to access for primary and preventive health services and provide early detection and treatment of Alzheimer's disease among Latinos in Milwaukee.

  • Academic Partner: Mark Sager, MD - Internal Medicine

Children's Hospital and Health System - Child Abuse Prevention Fund (Brown, Dane, Door, Manitowoc, Marathon, Portage, Sheboygan, Waukesha counties) awarded $381,879 to "Measuring the Impact."

Description: Evaluate the effectiveness of home visitation programs in preventing intentional and unintentional injuries among children.

  • Academic Partner: Maureen Durkin - Department of Population Health Sciences

City of Milwaukee Health Department (Milwaukee) awarded $426,942 to "Milwaukee Nurse-Family Partnership Program."

Description: Implement the highly effective home visitation model program that aims to improve health outcomes for children and families of at-risk mothers.

  • Academic Partner: Geoffrey Swain, MD, MPH - Department of Family Medicine

Columbia County Connects (Columbia) awarded $427,500 to "Project Connect."

Description: Reduce alcohol use among Columbia county youth through environmental strategies such as compliance checks, Teen Court, and an underage drinking diversion program.

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

Covering Kids and Families - Wisconsin (statewide, Iowa, Outagamie, Wood counties) awarded $424,000 to "Coordinating Partnerships to Improve Access to Public Health Coverage."

Description: Increase the number of children enrolled in Wisconsin's Family Medicaid health insurance programs and improve children and family access to primary and preventive health services.

  • Academic Partner: Roberta Riportella - Department of Consumer Science

Department of Health and Family Services - Division of Public Health (statewide) awarded $427,500 to "Workforce Development: Advancing the Plan for a Diverse, Sufficient and Competent Workforce."

Description: Implement a multifaceted program to support and secure a culturally and linguistically competent public health workforce in Wisconsin.

  • Academic Partner: Nancy Sugden - Academic Affairs

Department of Health and Family Services - Division of Public Health (statewide, Milwaukee) awarded $407,322 to "What Works: Reducing Health Disparities in Wisconsin Communities."

Description: Identify and disseminate evidence-based public health interventions that will reduce racial and ethnic health disparities in Wisconsin.

  • Academic Partner: Paul Moberg, PhD - Department of Population Health Sciences

Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. (Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Forest, Langlade, Polk, Sawyer, Vilas, Washburn counties) awarded $426,911 to "Honoring Our Children Urban/Rural Outreach Project."

Description: Reduce health disparities and improve infant health outcomes among American Indian rural and urban families through community directed strategies.

  • Academic Partner: Paul Moberg, PhD - Department of Population Health Sciences

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc. (Dane County) awarded $450,000 to "Taking Care of Me: A Cancer Education and Screening Promotion Program for Hispanic/Latina Women."

Description: Develop and evaluate "Promotoras de salud", a peer health promoters program to overcome barriers that prevent low-income Hispanic/Latina women from obtaining breast and cervical cancer screening services.

  • Academic Partner: Ana Martinez-Donate, PhD - Department of Population Health Sciences

Rural Health Development Council (Jackson, Sauk, Sawyer counties) awarded $299,815 to "Strong Rural Communities Initiative."

Description: Increase access to preventive health services and improve health outcomes for selected rural communities through collaborations among businesses, rural medical and public health providers.

  • Academic Partner: Byron Crouse, MD - Department of Family Medicine

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (Dane County) awarded $424,434 to "Wisconsin Partnership for Childhood Fitness."

Description: Improve childhood fitness through the development and evaluation of a voluntary statewide school-based electronic instruction and tracking program among middle schools in selected communities throughout Wisconsin.

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

Wisconsin WIC Association, Inc. (Brown, La Crosse, Marathon, Portage, Sheboygan, Waupaca counties) awarded $427,500 to "FIT WIC-FIT Families."

Description: Improve the nutrition and physical activity habits of families enrolled in the Women Infant and Children (WIC) program in selected communities throughout Wisconsin

  • Academic Partner: Paul Moberg, PhD - Department of Population Health Sciences

Collaboration Development Grants

Aurora Family Service (Milwaukee County) awarded $49,942 to "Family Teaming to Improve Health Outcomes for Youth."

Description: Improve family management of chronic and acute health problems for at-risk youth using the Family Teaming Meeting model.

  • Academic Partner: Paul Moberg, PhD - Department of Population Health Sciences

Aurora Women's Health Services - Aurora West Allis Medical Center (Milwaukee County) awarded $49,567 to "Health Care Task Force on Pre- and Inter-Conception Care: Optimizing Women's Health and Increasing Access to Primary and Preventive Health Services."

Description: Develop culturally appropriate strategies for enhancing access to preconception and prenatal care and improving birth outcomes among at-risk women.

  • Academic Partner: Tina Mason, MD, MPH, FACOG - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Center for Resilient Cities (formerly Urban Open Space Foundation) (Milwaukee County) awarded $50,000 to "Green City, Active People."

Description: Green City, Active People is a continuation of an urban planning program that aims to reduce long-standing health disparities in Milwaukee's inner-city Fond du Lac and North Avenue neighborhoods.

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

Couleecap (Crawford, La Crosse, Monroe and Vernon counties) awarded $50,000 to "Fluoridation for Healthy Communities"

Description: Couleecap brought together local community officials and concerned citizens in La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, and Crawford Counties to provide education to the general public and community leaders on the dental and other benefits of optimum fluoride intake.

  • Academic Partner: James Terman, MD - Department of Family Medicine

Diverse and Resilient, Inc. (Dane, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Marathon, Milwaukee) awarded $48,760 to "Preventing Substance Abuse Among LGBTQ Youth in Wisconsin."

Description: Develop a pilot program to increase knowledge, awareness, resources, and capacity to prevent and reduce alcohol and other drug use among lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender and questioning youth in Wisconsin.

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

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Hmong American Women's Association, Inc. (HAWA) (Milwaukee County) awarded $50,000 to "Noj Zoo, Nyob Zoo (Eat Well, Live Well) - A Hmong Community Health Promoter Project."

Description: Increase Hmong community access to health education and information using a lay health worker model in Milwaukee.

  • Academic Partner: Kalyani Rai, PhD

Jefferson County Health Department (Jefferson County) awarded $45,040 to "Childhood Obesity Wellness Campaign."

Description: This project implemented programming in Head Start Centers in Jefferson County aimed at addressing childhood obesity, which is an identified county priority.

  • Academic Partner: Paul Neary, MD - Department of Pediatrics

Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation (Oneida, Vilas counties) awarded $50,000 to "Schools and Clinics United for Healthy Children and Youth."

Description: Create a partnership among school districts and medical providers to plan community interventions to improve the eating and activity habits among children.

  • Academic Partner: Thomas Gabert, MD, MPH - Department of Family Medicine

Milwaukee County Breastfeeding Coalition (Milwaukee County) awarded $49,454 to "Increasing Breastfeeding Rates in Milwaukee County."

Description: A community health improvement planning initiative to improve breastfeeding rates among low-income mothers in Milwaukee County.

  • Academic Partner: Kristen Reynolds - Department of Family Medicine

Sacred Heart-St. Mary's Hospital Inc. (Forest, Lincoln, Oneida, Portage, Vilas) awarded $49,945 to "Northern Wisconsin Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Access Project (CAPAP)."

Description: Improve access to mental health services by designing a coordinated system of psychiatric care for rural Wisconsin children and adolescents.

  • Academic Partner: John Greist, MD - Department of Psychiatry

Wisconsin Sports Development Corporation (WSDC) (statewide) awarded $44,210 to "Fit Kids, Fit Cities."

Description: Improve collaboration among organizations working to decrease overweight and obesity among school-age children in select communities in Wisconsin.

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

Wisconsin United for Mental Health (statewide) awarded $48,336 to "Planning a Multicultural Women's Education Program to Eliminate the Stigma of Depression."

Description: A community-based research project designed to identify factors for reducing stigma-related treatment barriers in women with depression.

  • Academic Partner: Linda Denise Oakley, PhD, RN - Nursing