Integrating and Mapping Community Health Assessment Information

Project Overview

4th Funding Cycle Impact Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2008
     Project End Date: 6/30/2011 No Cost Extension Through: 12/31/2011

Project Goal Statement: To develop an automated web-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) infrastructure for public health staff, researchers and students that can provide convenient mapped population health information from a variety of data sources to support community health improvement planning.

Original Award Amount: $450,000
Adjusted Award Amount: $367,792*

Community Partner:
Primary Community Partner: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Division of Public Health

Academic Partners:
Primary Academic Partner: Emmanuel Ngui, DrPH, Department of Pediatrics, Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Peter Layde, Md, MSc, Department of Population Health
  • Emily McGinley, Department of Population Health

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary 7/1/2008 - 4/30/2009
     Project Progress Report Summary 5/1/2009 - 6/30/2009
     Project Progress Report Summary 7/1/2009 - 12/31/2009
     Project Progress Report Summary 1/1/2010 - 6/30/2010
     Project Progress Report Summary 7/1/2010 - 12/31/2010
     Project Progress Report Summary 1/1/2011 - 6/30/2011
     Project Final Report Summary    

Affiliated Web Pages:
     Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Division of Public Health

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • Provided training at the annual ‘Epi Event’ training days for state and local health epidemiologists. 2008 and 2009.
    • Developed and distributed a user-friendly documentation and how-to piece
    • Provided trainings and demonstrations at regional meetings of the Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards. April and May 2010.
    • Provided training to local health department staff in Wood and Dane Counties. June 2010.
    • Hosted a demonstration table at Wisconsin Public Health Association Annual Conference. 2010.
    • Provided data workshops to key stakeholders. December 2010, February/March 2011 and June 2011.
    • Highlighted in a presentation at GIS Day at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. November 2010.
    • Developed and distributed brochures and a project summary to public health, academic and community sectors. 2011.
  • Posters
    • Poster at Community Engagement for Health Conference. Milwaukee, WI. October 2010.
  • Presentations
    • Presentation at Wisconsin Public Health Association Annual Conferences. 2008 and 2009.
    • Presentations to Wisconsin Division of Public Health staff and management groups
    • Presented an orientation to the project to the Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children faculty members
    • Presentation at Medical College of Wisconsin Epidemiology Seminar for MCW faculty, staff and students. April 29, 2010.
    • Presentation at the American Public Health Association Conference – Using GIS in Community Health Planning and Policy Development. American Public Health Association Conference. November 2011.

*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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