School Community Partnership for Mental Health

Project Overview

7th Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date:   1/1/2012
     Project End Date: 12/31/2013 - No Cost Extension Through: 6/30/2014
     Award Amount:       $190,617

Project Goal Statement: To refine and demonstrate the effectiveness of a collaborative partnership model of mental health promotion and service and to influence systems changes needed for sustainability.

 Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Dena Radtke, Milwaukee Public Schools
Additional community partner organization names:

  • Aurora Family Service
  • Children's Community Health Plan
  • City of Milwaukee Health Department
  • Community Connect Health Plan
  • IMPACT, Inc.
  • Molina Healthcare
  • OptumHealth
  • Pathfinders
  • Rogers Memorial Hospital
  • Sebastian Family Psychology Practice
  • State Department of Health Services
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Wisconsin Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Wraparound Milwaukee
 Academic Partner:

Primary Academic Partner: Sheri Johnson, PhD, Department of Pediatrics

 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:

    Aurora Family Service    
     Children's Community Health Plan
     City of Milwaukee Health Department
     IMPACT, Inc.
     Milwaukee Public Schools
     Molina Healthcare
     Rogers Memorial Hospital
     Sebastian Family Psychology Practice
     State Department of Health Services
     University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
     Wisconsin Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics
     Wraparound Milwaukee

 Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by the project partners)
  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • Developed School Community Partnership for Mental Health (SCPMH) Manual (not finalized)
    • Developed a five session Evidence-Based Practice Curriculum
    • Conducted trainings with school staff and families at the four participating schools
    • Developed bimonthly Family Mental Health News and Tips and Teacher/Staff Mental Health Tips and distributed to all parents and teachers, respectively, at the project schools
    • Presented project updates and preliminary outcomes to numerous stakeholders in philanthropy, health care and local government
    • Presentation to parents at the four project schools (June 2014)
    • Hosted a community stakeholder final event (June 2014)
  • Presentations
    • Presented the SCPMH model at the 17th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health
    • Presentation at the Community Campus Partnerships for Health conference (May 2014)
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)
P: 414.955.4350 | E:

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