Farm to Fork: Cultivating Grassroots Capacity to Transform Food Access

Project Overview

3rd Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2007
     Project End Date: 6/30/2008 - No Cost Extension through 10/31/2008

Project Goal Statement: This project aims to reduce nutrition-related health risks and disparities in an inner-city, African-American, Milwaukee neighborhood by expanding a community-based health coalition and improving access to nutritious, affordable food through a comprehensive, farm-to-fork strategy and pilot programs.

Award Amount: $49,769

Community Partner:
Primary Community Partner: Urban Open Space Foundation, Inc.

Academic Partner:
Primary Academic Partner: Marie Wolff, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2007 - October 2008
     Project Final Report Summary    

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Articles
    • Highlighted in PolicyLink about Johnsons Park revitalization process and the Health Alliance as a best practice – Delivering Equitable Development to a Recovering Louisiana: A State Policy Guide for 2008 and Beyond. PolicyLink.
    • Article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the coalition’s work, including the Neighbor to Neighbor vision for community health
    • Featured in an article on the Outpost Exchange, a monthly publication of the Outpost Food Coop
  • Presentation
    • Presentation at the 4th Street Forum discussing how communities can partner to pool resources to not have to tap into State and Capital funds
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

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8296
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