Fight Asthma Milwaukee Allies: Improving Access to Quality Asthma Care

Project Overview

2nd Funding Cycle Impact Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2006
     Project End Date: 6/30/2009

Project Goal Statement: Improving Access to Quality Asthma Care will strengthen collaborative efforts among parents of children with asthma and their families, childcare centers, schools, community agencies, and healthcare providers, to advocate for and improve the accessibility and quality of asthma care for thousands of Milwaukee children.

Original Award Amount: $450,000
Adjusted Award Amount: $425,545*

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Children's Hospital and Health System
Additional community partner organization names:

  • American Lung Association of Wisconsin
  • Aurora Health Care, Inc.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
  • City of Milwaukee Health Department
  • Covenant Healthcare
  • Covenant Home Health & Hospice, Inc.
  • Health & Wellness Enterprises, LLC
  • Milwaukee Area Health Education Center
  • Milwaukee Public Schools

Academic Partners:
Primary Academic Partner: John R. Meurer, MD, MBA, Department of Pediatrics
Additional Academic Partner: Jane Brotanek, MD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2006 - June 2008
     Project Final Report Summary    

Affiliated Web Pages:
    American Lung Association of Wisconsin
    Aurora Health Care, Inc.
    Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
    Children's Hospital & Health System
    City of Milwaukee Health Department
    Covenant Healthcare
    Covenant Home Health & Hospice, Inc.
    Milwaukee Area Health Education Center
    Milwaukee Public Schools

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Articles
    • Featured in the Airways Fall Newsletter distributed to partners and media
    • Featured in the Children’s Hospital and Health System’s Community Benefits Report
  • Awards
    • Awarded the Community Service Award by the Wisconsin Hospital Association. Fall 2007.
    • Awarded the National Exemplary Program Award by the US Environmental Protection Agency. 2008.
    • Awarded the Global Vision Community Partnership Award by the Wisconsin Hospital Association. 2008.
  • Media
    • Featured on Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s www.pediatricasthma.org
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Developed and distributed a project brochure noting the project’s vision, mission, goals, partners, funding and resources
    • Press conference preceding World Asthma Day focused on the environmental triggers of asthma. April 30, 2008.
  • Website

*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

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
414-955-8296
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