The Wisconsin Partnership Program's Community-Academic Partnership Fund awarded the following types of grants in 2007: Collaboration Implementation Grants and Collaboration Development Grants

Collaboration Implementation Grants

Aurora Sinai Medical Center (Milwaukee County) awarded $362,691 to "Expanding and Sustaining the 'Safe Mom, Safe Baby' Project."

Description: Improve perinatal health and safety outcomes for pregnant women and new mothers at risk for intimate partner violence through abuse responsive services, education, prenatal care and advocacy.

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

Brown County (statewide) awarded $427,068 to "Got Dirt? Garden Initiative."

Description: Improve child health and nutrition by increasing access to and consumption of fruits and vegetables through youth gardens at childcare centers and schools in Wisconsin.

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

Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin (statewide) awarded $416,963 to "Keeping Kids Alive in Wisconsin."

Description: Improve child health and safety and prevent child deaths through the development of a statewide death tracking system in Wisconsin.

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

City of Milwaukee Health Department (Milwaukee County) awarded $426,867 to "Ecocultural Family Interview Project."

Description: Improve birth outcomes in high risk mothers by adapting and piloting the Ecocultural Family Interview, a tool to address family strengths, challenges and gaps in services.

  • Academic Partner: Katherine Magnuson, PhD - Social Work

Dane County Department of Human Services (Dane County) awarded $427,486 to "Allied Drive Early Childhood Initiative."

Description: Improve the health of vulnerable young children and their families in Madison's Allied Drive community through the continuation of a comprehensive home visitation program focusing on health and social services and improved access to employment assistance.

  • Academic Partner: Roseanne Clark, PhD - Department of Psychiatry

Diverse and Resilient, Inc. (Chippewa, Dane, La Crosse, Milwaukee counties) awarded $426,976 to "Reducing Tobacco Use Among LGBT Populations in Wisconsin."

Description: Reduce tobacco use through prevention and smoking cessation strategies for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender adults in four regions in Wisconsin.

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

Milwaukee Police Department (Milwaukee County) awarded $424,324 to "Expanded Community Role in the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission."

Description: Reduce fatal and nonfatal violent injuries and promote healthy and safe neighborhoods through the expansion of violence-prevention activities in partnership with community-based organizations in Milwaukee.

  • Academic Partner: Ron Cisler, PhD - Department of Population Health Sciences

Partners in Prevention-Rock County, Inc. (Rock County) awarded $416,746 to "Underage Drinking - A Parent Solution."

Description: Reduce underage alcohol use among Edgerton School District adolescents through prevention strategies involving school, family and community.

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

The Hospice Organization and Pallative Experts (HOPE) of Wisconsin (statewide) awarded $372,407 to "Changing the Culture of Palliative Care in Rural Wisconsin."

Description: Improve patient and family access to healthcare through an active network of palliative care and hospice service providers in rural Wisconsin communities.

  • Academic Partner: James Cleary, MB, FRACP, FAChPM - Department of Medicine

The Salvation Army Wisconsin and Upper Michigan (Milwaukee County) awarded $430,612 to "It Takes a Community to Help a Smoker.

Description: Reduce tobacco use through prevention and smoking cessation strategies for residents in the 53212 Milwaukee zip code area.

  • Academic Partner: Bruce Christiansen, PhD - Internal Medicine

Collaboration Development Grants

Aurora Psychiatric Hospital (Milwaukee County) awarded $66,972 to "Reducing Youth Substance Abuse Through Brief Motivational Interviewing in Schools."

Description: Reduce substance abuse and dependence among Milwaukee area at-risk youth ages 13 to 17 in partnership with five local school districts.

  • Academic Partner: Patricia Kokotailo, MD, MPH - Department of Pediatrics

Aurora Sinai Medical Center Midwifery and Wellness Center (Milwaukee) awarded $66,937 to "Group Prenatal Care for Vulnerable Pregnant Teens: Building Self-Efficacy and Social Support."

Description: Improve birth outcomes in vulnerable pregnant teens through improved access to prenatal healthcare services in Milwaukee-based school settings.

  • Academic Partner: Jacquelynn Tillett CNM, ND, FACNM - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Benedict Center, Inc. (Milwaukee County) awarded $67,000 to "Reducing Mental Health Treatment Barriers in Adjudicated, Poor, Substance Abusing Women."

Description: Develop strategies that reduce barriers to mental health treatment services in Milwaukee in partnership with affected women.

  • Academic Partner: Ronald Diamond, MD - Department of Psychiatry

Community Health Partnership, Inc. (Chippewa, Dunn counties) awarded $66,748 to "Oral Health Improvement for Adults with Developmental Disabilities."

Description: Improve oral health for adults with developmental disabilities in residential and private home settings through screening and referral services, health education and student training.

  • Academic Partner: Pam Entorf, RDH, BS

Couleecap, Inc. (Crawford, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon counties) awarded $67,000 to "Fluoridation for Healthy Communities."

Description: Continue planning efforts for community-wide collaboration and support for optimal fluoridation levels in four adjacent Wisconsin counties.

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

Deaf Unity (statewide) awarded $54,443 to "Promoting a Safe and Healthy Deaf Community."

Description: Provide domestic violence and sexual assault services for deaf women in Wisconsin through abuse responsive services, education and advocacy.

  • Academic Partner: Leah Algier, MD

House of Peace Community Center (Milwaukee County) awarded $50,840 to "(Kev Noj Qab Haus Huv Ntawm Pojniam Hmoob Lub Neej) Staying Healthy as a Hmong Woman: Building Capacity to Address Cancer Disparities."

Description: Improve the health of Hmong women through the development of prevention strategies that reduce barriers to cancer screening.

  • Academic Partner: Sarah Esmond, MS - Center for the Study of Cultural Diversity in Healthcare

Juneau County Health Department (Juneau County) awarded $59,250 to "Creating Healthy Rural Communities."

Description: Develop, implement, and sustain a community-wide health improvement process and plan for improving the health of Juneau County residents.

  • Academic Partner: Barbara Duerst, RN, MS - Department of Population Health Sciences

Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation: A Division of Marshfield Clinic (Barron County) awarded $67,000 to "Uniting a County."

Description: Reduce alcohol and other drug abuse among 12 to 17-year-old adolescents in Barron County through a coalition-directed community action plan.

  • Academic Partner: John Olson, MD, FACP - Department of Medicine

West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency, Inc. (Barron County) awarded $59,864 to "Family Table Project."

Description: Improve the nutrition of low-income Barron County residents through a family-centered and shared meal preparation program using locally grown whole foods.

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

Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services (statewide) awarded $66,873 to "Healthiest WI 2020: A Partnership Plan to Improve the Health and Safety of the Public."

Description: Develop the next ten-year public health plan to guide and direct the shared vision of healthy and safe Wisconsin communities.

  • Academic Partner: Susan Riesch, DNSc - Nursing