Salud de la Mujer:
Community Developed Materials to Increase Health Literacy in a Latino Community

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: The primary goals of this project are to increase the health literacy and knowledge of health resources for women and families in a predominantly Latino community.

Original Award Amount: $449,971
Adjusted Award Amount: $374,946*

Community Partner:
Primary Community Partner: Centro de la Comunidad Unida - United Community Center (UCC)

Academic Partners:
Primary Academic Partners:

  • David Nelson, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine (beginning 1/1/2010)
  • Melanie S. Hinojosa, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine (through 2/4/2010)
  • Syed Ahmed, MD, MPH, DrPH, Department of Family and Community Medicine (through 12/31/2009)

Additional Academic Partners:

  • Linda Meurer, MD, MPH, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Melissa Holmquist, MS, Department of Family and Community Medicine

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:
     Centro de la Comunidad Unida - United Community Center (UCC)

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Articles
    • Article in Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action – Hinojosa M, Hinojosa R, Nelson D, Delgado Rendon A, Witzack B, Gonzalez M, Farias R, Meurer L, Ahmed S.  Salud de la Mujer: Using Fotonovelas to Increase Health Literacy Among Latinos. Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 4(1): 25-30. 2010.
    • Article in the American Journal of Public Health – Hinojosa MS, Nelson D, Hinojosa R, Delgado A, Witzack B, Gonzalez M, Elliott W, Steiner J, Fontanez M, and Farias R.  Using Fotonovelas to Promote Healthy Eating in a Latino Community.  American Journal of Public Health, 101(2). 2011.
    • Article in the UCC Newsletter
  • Media
    • Featured on Fox News Latino
  • Posters
    • Presentation at the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Family and Community Medicine Annual Research Forum - Nelson D, Delgado A, Gonzalez M, Leininger M, Steiner J, Fontanez M, Nigbur C, Elliott W, Farias R, Fernandez-Baca D, Hinojosa R, Hinojosa, MS. CBPR to Develop and Test a Nutrition Fotonovela with a Latino Population. Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Family and Community Medicine Annual Research Forum. Milwaukee, WI. May 23, 2011.
  • Presentations
    • Presentation at the Milwaukee County Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition, The Next Step: Partnerships for Change Annual Conference - Hinojosa, MS Witzack, Bernadette, Gonzalez, Magdalisse. “Salud de la Mujer: The Creation of a Nutrition Fotonovela. Milwaukee County Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition, The Next Step: Partnerships for Change Annual Conference. West Allis, WI. October 2, 2009.
    • Presentation at 11th Annual Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Conference Creating the Future We Want to Be: Transformation through Partnerships - Witzack B, Gonzalez M, Hinojosa, MS, Hinojosa R, Nelson DA. Using Fotonovelas to Improve the Health Literacy of Latinos. 11th Annual Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Conference Creating the Future We Want to Be: Transformation through Partnerships. Portland, OR. May 12-15, 2010.
    • Presentation at the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine. Vancouver, BC. May 2010.
    • Presentation at the HWPP Community Engagement for Health Conference. Milwaukee, WI. October 26, 2010.
    • Presentation at the 4th Annual Minority Health in the Midwest Conference - Nelson DA, Gonzalez M. Using Fotonovelas to Increase Health Literacy Among Latinos. Fourth Annual Minority Health in the Midwest Conference. Chicago, IL. February 24, 2012.
    • Presentation at the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Family and Community Medicine Annual Research Forum. May 23, 2012.

*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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