Faith-based African American Health Network (FAAHN)
3rd Funding Cycle Impact Award
Project Start Date: 7/1/2007
Project End Date: 6/30/2010
Project Goal Statement: The FAAHN will build on existing BHC's Faith-based Community Health Committee to create a communication and support infrastructure to engage the African American community in emergency preparedness, health policy, planning and advocacy to improve community capacity to reduce health disparities.
Original Award Amount: $447,992
Adjusted Award Amount: $396,289*
Primary Community Partner: Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, Inc.
Additional community partner organization name: City of Milwaukee Health Department
Primary Academic Partner: Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics
Project Progress Summary Reports:
Project Progress Report Summary July 2007 - June 2008
Project Progress Report Summary July 2008 - June 2009
Project Progress Report Summary July 2009 - December 2009
Project Final Report Summary
Affiliated Web Pages:
Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, Inc.
City of Milwaukee Health Department
Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
Article in the Milwaukee Community Journal about the project coordinator. January 30, 2008.
Editorial in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. June 29, 2008.
Press release for National Preparedness Month in the Milwaukee Times. September 4, 2008.
Article in the Franklin Now about an emergency drill in Franklin. July 15, 2008.
Article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Black Health Coalition. September 28, 2008.
Press release for winter readiness in the Milwaukee Times (11/13/2008) and the Milwaukee Community Journal (11/15/2008)
Press releases and fact sheets about Swine Flu in the Milwaukee Community Journal (4/29/2009, 5/6/2006, 6/17/2009), the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (5/2/2009), and the Milwaukee Courier (5/2/2009, 5/9/2009, 6/20/2009)
Featured in a two-hour radio program on AM 1290/WMCS Radio about the project and increasing community awareness on the importance of emergency preparedness. April 30, 2008.
Aired public service announcements for the June 18, 2008 Network meeting on the Something You Should Know page of AM 1290/WMCS Radio
Featured in radio interviews on WMCS/1290 AM for CERT training recruitment (7/18/2008), winter readiness tips (11/14/2008), swine flu (4/30/2009, 5/15/2009) and the DVT forum (1/14/2009) and on Wisconsin Public Radio for the DVT forum (2/3/2009, 2/17/2009) and swine flu (6/2/2009)
Announcement for the June 18, 2008 Network meeting in the Milwaukee Community Journal (June 4, 2008), Milwaukee Times Weekly (June 5-11, 2008) and Milwaukee Courier Coming Events Section (June 7, 2008)
Announcement and recruitment for CERT training in the Milwaukee Community Journal (July 16, 2008) and Milwaukee Times (July 17, 2008)
Ad in the Milwaukee Community Journal/WKND Focus (June 21, 2008), the Milwaukee Times (June 19, 2008; August 7, 2008), the Milwaukee Community Journal (June 25, 2008; August 13, 2008; August 20, 2008), and the Milwaukee Courier (June 25, 2008) about flood resources
Announcement in the Milwaukee Community Journal for the September 17, 2008 meeting. September 10, 2008.
Announcement and event coverage of the DVT Community Forum (1/17/2009) in the Milwaukee Community Journal (11/14/2008, 12/17/2008, 12/31/2008, 1/7/2009, 1/14/2009, 1/28/2009, 1/28/2009) and the Milwaukee Courier (12/27/2008, 1/3/2009, 1/10/2009, 1/31/2009)
Announcement for March 18, 2009 network meeting in the Milwaukee Community Journal (3/4/2009) and the Milwaukee Courier (3/7/2009, 3/14/2009)
Announcement for June 17, 2009 Network Meeting in the Milwaukee Community Journal (5/20/2009, 6/10/2009), Milwaukee Courier (5/30/2009, 6/6/2009), and the Milwaukee Times (6/4/2009)
Ad for June 25, 2009 Alzheimer’s Meeting in the Milwaukee Community Journal (6/10/2009), Milwaukee Times (6/11/2009), and Milwaukee Courier (6/13/2009)
*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.
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