The Great Lakes Environmental Health Project

Project Overview

4th Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2008
     Project End Date: 6/30/2009

Project Goal Statement: Empowering WIC families to reduce exposure to environmental health risks through health assessment and educational initiatives that will ultimately reduce health disparities in children.

Original Award Amount: $39,760
Adjusted Award Amount: $37,114*

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Additional community partner organization name: West Allis Health Department

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

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary 7/1/2008 - 4/30/2009
     Project Final Report Summary   

Affiliated Web Pages:
     University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
     West Allis Health Department

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Abstracts
    • Abstract submitted to the 2009 National WIC Conference
  • Articles
    • Article in the West Allis NOW
  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • Developed educational booklets on green cleaning and safe pesticides in both English and Spanish and shared with clients in other programs at the West Allis Health Departments, nursing students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and other health care professionals
  • Bulletin Board Display

Great Lakes Environmental Health bulletin board display for special events

*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)
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Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
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