Nurturing Healthy Youth Leaders Through Faith-Based Partnerships

Project Overview

4th Funding Cycle Impact Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2008
     Project End Date: 6/30/2011

Project Goal Statement: This project will expand a successful faith based partnership to increase leadership capacity and address health needs of Milwaukee youth through mentoring programs with lay health advisors.

Original Award Amount: $450,000
Adjusted Award Amount: $375,932*

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Holy Cathedral Church of God in Christ - Word of Hope Ministries
Additional community partner organization names:

  • City of Milwaukee Health Department
  • Greater Bethlehem Temple Church
  • Christ Tabernacle Ministries
  • Christ Temple Church of God in Christ
  • Ebenezer Church of God in Christ
  • Mason Temple Church of God in Christ
  • New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
  • Parklawn Assembly of God
  • Cross Lutheran Church
  • Holy Temple First Born Missionary Baptist Church
  • Liberty and Truth Ministries
  • New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church
  • Christ Tabernacle Church of God in Christ

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

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 Final Report Summary

Affiliated Web Pages:
    City of Milwaukee Health Department
    Christ Temple Church of God in Christ
    Cross Lutheran Church
    Holy Cathedral Church of God in Christ - Word of Hope Ministries
    Holy Temple First Born Missionary Baptist Church
    Liberty and Truth Ministries
    Parklawn Assembly of God   

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • BRANCH Out blog  - http://branchout-partnership.blogspot.com/
    • Featured at the Milwaukee County Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition (MCNPAC) fall nutrition and physical activity conference – The Next Step: Partnering for Change, along with the “Healthy Families Meals” Campaign. Fall 2009.
    • Developed and distributed Tips of the Month, nutrition and health newsletter, to community members.
  • Presentations
    • Presentation at HWPP Community Health Worker Conference. May 2009.
    • Presented at two roundtable sessions at the Milwaukee Community Health Research Forum to discuss methods of dissemination for community-academic partnerships. November 2009.
    • Presentation at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual meeting.  April 2010.
    • Presentation at International Conference on Urban Health annual meeting. October 2010.
    • Presentation at HWPP 2010 Community Engaged Research Conference. October 26, 2010.
    • Presentation at Milwaukee County Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition, 2010 Next Step Symposium. December 2010.

*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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