Faith-based African American Health Network (FAAHN)

Project Overview

3rd Funding Cycle Impact Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2007
     Project End Date: 6/30/2010

Project Goal Statement: The FAAHN will build on existing BHC's Faith-based Community Health Committee to create a communication and support infrastructure to engage the African American community in emergency preparedness, health policy, planning and advocacy to improve community capacity to reduce health disparities.

Original Award Amount: $447,992
Adjusted Award Amount: $396,289*

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, Inc.
Additional community partner organization name: City of Milwaukee Health Department

Academic Partner:
Primary Academic Partner: Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2007 - June 2008
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2008 - June 2009
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2009 - December 2009
     Project Final Report Summary    

Affiliated Web Pages:
     Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, Inc.
     City of Milwaukee Health Department

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Articles
    • Article in the Milwaukee Community Journal about the project coordinator. January 30, 2008.
    • Editorial in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. June 29, 2008.
    • Press release for National Preparedness Month in the Milwaukee Times. September 4, 2008.
    • Article in the Franklin Now about an emergency drill in Franklin. July 15, 2008.
    • Article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Black Health Coalition. September 28, 2008.
    • Press release for winter readiness in the Milwaukee Times (11/13/2008) and the Milwaukee Community Journal (11/15/2008)
    • Press releases and fact sheets about Swine Flu in the Milwaukee Community Journal (4/29/2009, 5/6/2006, 6/17/2009), the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/2/2009), and the Milwaukee Courier (5/2/2009, 5/9/2009, 6/20/2009)
  • Media
    • Featured in a two-hour radio program on AM 1290/WMCS Radio about the project and increasing community awareness on the importance of emergency preparedness. April 30, 2008.
    • Aired public service announcements for the June 18, 2008 Network meeting on the Something You Should Know page of AM 1290/WMCS Radio
    • Featured in radio interviews on WMCS/1290 AM for CERT training recruitment (7/18/2008), winter readiness tips (11/14/2008), swine flu (4/30/2009, 5/15/2009) and the DVT forum (1/14/2009) and on Wisconsin Public Radio for the DVT forum (2/3/2009, 2/17/2009) and swine flu (6/2/2009)
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Announcement for the June 18, 2008 Network meeting in the Milwaukee Community Journal (June 4, 2008), Milwaukee Times Weekly (June 5-11, 2008) and Milwaukee Courier Coming Events Section (June 7, 2008)
    • Announcement and recruitment for CERT training in the Milwaukee Community Journal (July 16, 2008) and Milwaukee Times (July 17, 2008)
    • Ad in the Milwaukee Community Journal/WKND Focus (June 21, 2008), the Milwaukee Times (June 19, 2008; August 7, 2008), the Milwaukee Community Journal (June 25, 2008; August 13, 2008; August 20, 2008), and the Milwaukee Courier (June 25, 2008) about flood resources
    • Announcement in the Milwaukee Community Journal for the September 17, 2008 meeting. September 10, 2008.
    • Announcement and event coverage of the DVT Community Forum (1/17/2009) in the Milwaukee Community Journal (11/14/2008, 12/17/2008, 12/31/2008, 1/7/2009, 1/14/2009, 1/28/2009, 1/28/2009) and the Milwaukee Courier (12/27/2008, 1/3/2009, 1/10/2009, 1/31/2009)
    • Announcement for March 18, 2009 network meeting in the Milwaukee Community Journal (3/4/2009) and the Milwaukee Courier (3/7/2009, 3/14/2009)
    • Announcement for June 17, 2009 Network Meeting in the Milwaukee Community Journal (5/20/2009, 6/10/2009), Milwaukee Courier (5/30/2009, 6/6/2009), and the Milwaukee Times (6/4/2009)
    • Ad for June 25, 2009 Alzheimer’s Meeting in the Milwaukee Community Journal (6/10/2009), Milwaukee Times (6/11/2009), and Milwaukee Courier (6/13/2009)

*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: ahw@mcw.edu

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
P: 414.955.4350 | E: healthierwisconsin@mcw.edu

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