Healthier Cumberland

Project Overview

2nd Funding Cycle Impact Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2006
     Project End Date: 6/30/2009

Project Goal Statement: This project will build a community culture of healthy lifestyle behaviors and an environment that sustains a Healthier Cumberland.

Original Award Amount: $450,000
Adjusted Award Amount: $427,229*

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Cumberland Memorial Hospital
Additional community partner organization names:

  • 3M Cumberland
  • Augustana Lutheran Church
  • Cumberland School District

Academic Partner:
Primary Academic Partner: Jane Morley Kotchen, MD, Health Policy Institute

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2006 - June 2008
     Project Final Report Summary    

Affiliated Web Pages:
    3M Cumberland
    Augustana Lutheran Church
    Cumberland Memorial Hospital
    Cumberland School District

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Articles
    • Featured in the Cumberland Advocate – 10/11/2006, 11/8/2006, 12/20/2006, 12/27/2006.
    • Featured in the Rice Lake Chronotype – 11/8/2006.
    • Featured in the St. Paul Pioneer Press – 11/14/2006.
    • Featured in the Barron County Senior Review
    • Featured in The Pulse, the Cumberland Hospital quarterly newsletter
    • Featured in the Cumberland Hospital Nurses Notes
    • Featured in Cumberland Elementary and Middle School newsletters
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Developed and distributed the Healthier Cumberland brochure
    • Developed and distributed the Bike Cumberland Area Bike Routes brochure
    • Developed and distributed promotional event flyers
    • Developed the It Pays to Eat Fruits and Vegetables personal log book
    • Developed the Results Card for health screening documentation
    • Developed the Plug In to Fitness challenge personal log book
    • Developed weekly menu planners
    • Developed a 7 minute DVD about the Healthier Cumberland Project

*In 2009 award amounts, based on the remaining budget, were adjusted to reflect the decline in endowment asset value due to the downturn in the economy.

Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Research and Education Program (REP)
P: 414.955.8075 | E:

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
P: 414.955.4350 | E:

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