The Wisconsin Partnership Program's Community-Academic Partnership Fund awarded the following types of grants in 2010: Implementation Grants, Development and Small Implementation Grants.

Implementation Grants (Up to $400,000 for up to three years)

Building the Infrastructure to Make Wisconsin the Healthiest State: Strengthening and Integrating Community Health Improvement Processes and Plans (CHIPP) (statewide)

  • Community Partner: Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards
  • Academic Partner: Julie Willems Van Dijk, PhD, UW-Madison Population Health Institute

The purpose of this proposal is to strengthen and evaluate community health improvement processes and plans (CHIPP) in Wisconsin in a coordinated and efficient manner that results in the collaborative selection and implementation of effective programs and policies to improve health outcomes. It will make available resources to communities and provide a standard for evaluating local CHIPPs.

Promoting Physical Activity in Child Care (statewide)

  • Community Partner: Supporting Families Together Association
  • Academic Partners: Alexandra Adams, MD, PhD, and Tara La Rowe, PhD, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Family Medicine.

This program will support group centers and family child care programs throughout Wisconsin in introducing an evidence-based program of daily physical activity. The project will target sites with high proportions of children of low socioeconomic status and/or high proportions of American Indian, Latino, Hmong and African American children, as a means to address Wisconsin's prevalent health disparities in rates of childhood obesity.

REACH BC+: Retention and Enrollment to Achieve Children's Health (northeast and southeast Wisconsin)

  • Community Partner: Covering Kids and Families - Wisconsin
  • Academic Partner: Roberta Riportella, PhD, UW-Madison School of Human Ecology

Using a 2006 Wisconsin Partnership Program grant, Covering Kids and Families partnered with 16 local school districts to develop an innovative model to help families gain access to health insurance through BadgerCare+ and other programs. The grant will support further testing, as the group joins with the state's Cooperative Educational Service Agencies and the UW Extension to support school districts in facilitating access to health care for families.

Wisconsin Partnership for Childhood Fitness, Phase II (statewide)

  • Community Partner: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
  • Academic Partner: Aaron Carrel, MD, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Pediatrics

An extension of the work started with a 2007 implementation grant, this grant aims to reduce disparities in fitness levels among children and adolescents statewide. This funding will support:

  1. Testing the validity of school-based fitness assessments in predicting objective health outcomes
  2. Expanding the use of evidence-based fitness testing in Wisconsin schools
  3. Developing a student fitness database to provide data for public health purposes
  4. Evaluating the adoption, adaptation and results of evidence-based strategies and programs

Development and Small Implementation Grants (up to $50,000 for up two years)

Allied Wellness Cooperative (Dane Country)

  • Community Partner: Allied Wellness Center
  • Academic Partner: Brent Hueth, PhD, UW-Madison College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

This grant engages community members and the five core organizations of the Allied Wellness Center to investigate the best route to organizing a social cooperative that will address the social determinants of health.

Building Effective Partnerships to Reduce Risky and Problem Alcohol Use (statewide)

  • Community Partner: SmokeFree Wisconsin
  • Academic Partner: Richard L. Brown, MD, MPH, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Family Medicine

This project seeks to reduce and prevent risky and problem alcohol use and its attendant public health impact by organizing a sustainable, collaborative infrastructure to support advocates, researchers, public health professionals, and others to evaluate and implement environmental (policy-based) interventions.

Expanding Access to Care in Rural and Underserved Areas (statewide)

  • Community Partner: Stephanie Harrison, Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association
  • Academic Partner: Brian Christens, PhD, UW-Madison School of Human Ecology

The grant seeks to pilot evidence-based interventions to develop additional Federally-Qualified Health Center sites in the State of Wisconsin, with a focus on strengthening access to healthcare in rural and underserved populations.

Developing a Men's Wellness Network to Improve Community Health Outcomes (Lindsay Heights, Milwaukee)

  • Community Partner: Walnut Way Corp.
  • Academic Partner: Amy Harley, PhD, MPH, RD, UW-Milwaukee School of Public Health

Responding to a need identified by the local Health Alliance, this project seeks to develop a plan for a neighborhood peer leadership program that will engage African-American men in physical activity and health promotion initiatives as well as strengthen African-American male involvement in community-wide health promotion and disease prevention efforts.

Healthy Hmong Women (Poj Niam Hmong Kev Noj Qab Haus Huv): Training Lay Health Educators to Address Hmong Cancer Health Disparities (Milwaukee)

  • Community Partner: Milwaukee Consortium for Hmong Health
  • Academic Partner: Shannon Sparks, PhD, UW-Madison School of Human Ecology

This project seeks to develop and test cancer education materials and mentoring/navigation programs aimed at serving Milwaukee's Hmong community. The proposal will expand the previous work of the consortium, which used a 2007 development grant to convene stakeholders, conduct community dialogues to identify reasons for low use of cervical cancer screening in the Hmong community, and set new priorities.

Immunize Milwaukee Coalition

  • Community Partner: City of Milwaukee Health Department
  • Academic Partner: Paul Hunter, MD, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Family Medicine

This project seeks to organize and implement a coalition that will work to increase childhood and adolescent immunization rates in Milwaukee - both required and recommended vaccinations.

Improving Dental Health of Uninsured Populations in Milwaukee

  • Community Partner: Bread of Healing Clinic, Inc.
  • Academic Partner: Cynthia Haq, MD, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Family Medicine

With recent studies demonstrating a link between oral health and many chronic medical conditions, this pilot will seek to increase access to oral health services and delivery systems for uninsured individuals using the Free Clinic Collaborative sites in Milwaukee.

Improving Employer Mental Health Practices (statewide)

  • Community Partner: Mental Health America of Wisconsin
  • Academic Partner: Jerry Halverson, MD, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Psychiatry

This public-private partnership seeks build a strategic plan to promote workplace mental health practices and explore barriers and facilitators to implementation of evidence-based or best practices in workplace mental health programs.

Public Will Building to Reduce Obesity in the Latino Community of Milwaukee

  • Community Partner: CORE/El Centro
  • Academic Partner: Amy Harley, PhD, MPH, RD, UW-Milwaukee School of Public Health

In response to the prevalence of obesity in Milwaukee's Latino Community, the project seeks to mobilize resources to build a coalition around working on this issue and building public will to address socioeconomic and environmental determinants of obesity.

Richland County Community Academic Partnership for Obesity Prevention

  • Community Partner: Richland County HHS Public Health
  • Academic Partner: Neil Bard, MD, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Family Medicine

The program seeks to convene Richland County stakeholders to develop a community-centered strategic plan using evidence-based strategies to reduce high rates of obesity.