Safety Starts at Home

Project Overview

2nd Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2006
     Project End Date: 6/30/2007

Project Goal Statement: Because the majority of injuries in young children occur in and around the home, educating at-risk families on how to create a safer environment for their children and providing them with the tools to do so will result in increased awareness and a reduction in unintentional injuries.

Award Amount: $34,619

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: City of Milwaukee Health Department
Additional community partner organization names:

  • Centro de la Comunidad Unida - United Community Center (UCC)
  • Milwaukee Fire Department
  • YMCA of Metro Milwaukee
  • Children's Hospital & Health System

Academic Partners:
Primary Academic Partner: Andrea Winthrop, MD, Department of Surgery
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Suzanne Brixey, MD, Department of Pediatrics
  • Lisa Uherick, MD, Department of Pediatrics
  • Ann Christiansen, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Mary Czinner, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Hongyan Yang, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2006 - June 2007
     Project Final Report Summary    

Affiliated Web Pages:
    Centro de la Comunidad Unida - United Community Center (UCC)
    Children's Hospital & Health System
    City of Milwaukee Health Department   
    Milwaukee Fire Department
    YMCA of Metro Milwaukee

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Poster
    • Poster presentation at Medical College of Wisconsin Student Research Day about the baseline home safety data analysis. September 2006.
Contact Us

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