Around the Corner to Better Health

Project Overview

Lindsay Heights healthy corner store initiative logo

7th Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date: 1/1/2012
     Project End Date: 12/31/2013 - No Cost Extension Through: 6/30/2014

Project Goal Statement: To increase healthy food availability in Milwaukee's central city through community readiness assessments and concomitant strategic interventions based on real community capacity for change.

Award Amount: $199,999

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner:  Jessie Tobin, Lindsay Heights Neighborhood Health Alliance
Additional community partner organization names:

  • City of Milwaukee Health Department
  • Walnut Way Conservation Corp

Academic Partners:
Primary Academic Partner: Staci Young, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Additional Academic Partners: Melissa DeNomie, MS, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary 1/1/2012 - 8/31/2012
     Project Progress Report Summary 9/1/2012 - 8/31/2013
     Project Final Report Summary

Affiliated Web Pages:
     Lindsay Heights Neighborhood Health Alliance
     Walnut Way Conservation Corp

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by the project partners)

  • Articles
  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • Conducted project outreach at two community events and two store demonstrations (January-September 2012)
    • Conducted community education programming at Around the Corner to Better Health Night and Healthy Neighborhood Celebration
    • Conducted six part Youth Food Justice series
    • Conducted seven store demonstrations and community outreach activities in corner stores and other community venues
    • Presentation at the Lindsay Heights "Report to the Community"
  • Presentations
    • Panel presentation at The Good Food Festival and Conference
    • Thematic poster presentation at the Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) Wisconsin Health Improvement and Research Partnership Forum
    • Poster presentation at the American Public Health Association annual conference (November 2013)
    • Presentation at the Wisconsin Local Food Summit conference (January-February 2014)
    • Poster presentation at the Community Campus Partnerships for Health annual conference (May 2014)
Contact Us

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