The Wisconsin Partnership Program's Community-Academic Partnership Fund awarded the following types of grants in 2009: Collaboration Implementation Grant Awards and Collaboration Development Grant Awards

Collaboration Implementation Grants

The Wisconsin Partnership for Activity & Nutrition WI PAN (statewide)

This project received $403,750 for the project "Assessing the Nutrition Environment in Wisconsin Communities" to improve the diet of Wisconsin residents by identifying effective strategies to improve the state's food and nutrition environment in restaurants, grocery and convenience stores.

  • Academic partner: Javier Nieto, MD, PhD, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Population Health Sciences
  • Contact: Susan Nitzke, PhD, 608-262-1692, nitzke@nutrisci.wisc.edu

Portage County CAN (Portage County)

This project received $403,101 for the project "Fit Families-Fit Communities," which seeks to reduce the rates of obesity by promoting community strategies for improving lifelong physical activity for residents of Portage County.

  • Academic partner: Annie Wetter PhD, UW-Stevens Point, School of Health Promotion and Human Development
  • Contact: Faye Tetzloff, 715-345-5745, tetzloff@co.portage.wi.us

The Milwaukee County Breastfeeding Coalition (Milwaukee)

This project received $403,750 for the project "Implementing Strategies to Increase Breastfeeding Rates in Milwaukee County." The project aims to improve the health and nutrition of infants by implementing evidence-based and culturally relevant strategies to increase breastfeeding rates in Milwaukee County.

  • Academic partner: Teresa Johnson PhD, UW-Milwaukee, College of Nursing
  • Contact: Mary Shaw, Aurora Sinai Medical Center, 414-219-5387, m.elizabeth.shaw@aurora.org

Collaboration Development Grant Awards

The Social Development Commission (Milwaukee)

This project received $56,950 for the project "Piloting the SHOW Project Community Advisory Board: Partners in Dissemination." The funds will be used to create a community advisory board from the African American community to participate in the implementation of the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW), which is also funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program.

  • Academic Partner: Loren Galvao, MD, MPH, UW School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Population Health Sciences
  • Contact: Deborah Blanks, 414-906-2704, dblanks@cr-sdc.org

Wisconsin Family Ties, Inc. (statewide)

This project received $56,948 for the project, "Child and Adolescent Mental Health Scorecard," which will examine the feasibility of a scorecard of key indicators to measure the status of Wisconsin's child and adolescent mental health system and inform health policy and decision making.

  • Academic Partner: Susan Zahner, PhD, RN, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Population Health Sciences and UW-Madison School of Nursing
  • Contact: Hugh Davis, 608-267-6866, hugh@wifamilyties.org

Jewish Family Services, Inc. (Milwaukee)

This project received $55,281 for the project, "Collaborative AODA Service - Identifying Cost Effective Models." This initiative will explore best practice or evidence-based models for the development of multi-agency shared services and training in outpatient treatment of substance abuse and dependence.

  • Academic Partner: Randall Brown, MD, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Family Medicine
  • Contact: Hirsh Larkey, 414-225-1382, hlarkey@jfsmilw.org