Making Milwaukee Smile

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: This project will implement a major recommendation of the oral health action plan, Healthy Teeth = Healthy Kids to provide primary, secondary and tertiary level care by a consortium of organizations utilizing a school-based oral health care model.

Original Award Amount: $446,519
Adjusted Award Amount: $369,114*

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin
Additional community partner organization names:

  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Dental Center
  • Columbia St. Mary's
  • Marquette University Dental School
  • Milwaukee Health Services Inc.
  • Milwaukee Public Schools
  • Southeast Dental Associates

Academic Partner:
Primary Academic Partner: Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics

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:
     Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin
     Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Dental Center
     Columbia St. Mary's
     Marquette University Dental School
     Milwaukee Health Services Inc.
     Milwaukee Public Schools

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • Making Milwaukee Smile report and release meeting. Fall 2011.
    • Featured in The Bellwether, A Newsletter of the American Association for Community Dental Programs. July 2012.
  • Posters
    • Poster presentation at the National Oral Health Conference. St Louis, MO. Spring 2010.
  • Presentations
    • Presentation at the Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition Southeast Regional Meeting. Fall 2010.
    • Presentation at the HWPP Community Engagement for Health Conference. Milwaukee, WI. October 26, 2010.
    • Presentation at the Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile Annual Meeting. Spring 2011.
    • Presentation at the American Association of Community Dental Programs/National Oral Health Conference. May 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

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