Impacting Positive Youth Development in Rusk County Through Prevention and Intervention

Project Overview

8th Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date: 1/1/2013
     Project End Date: 12/31/2014

Project Goal Statement: This project explores the feasibility of developing: 1) a comprehensive, evidence-based prevention program, and 2) intervention strategies to address Rusk County youth behavioral health and substance use issues.

Award Amount: $200,000

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Nancy Kraft, PhD, Indianhead Community Action Agency
Additional community partner organization names:

  • Rusk County Community Connections
  • Rusk County Health & Human Services (Children & Family Services)
  • Rusk County Health & Human Services (Public Health)
  • Rusk County Youth Council
  • Rusk Restorative Youth Programs

Academic Partners:
Primary Academic Partner: Sadhana Dharmapuri, MD, Department of Pediatrics
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Gayathri Chelvakumar, MD, Department of Pediatrics
  • Jennifer Schroeder, Department of Pediatrics

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary 1/1/2013 - 8/31/2013

Affiliated Web Pages:
     Indianhead Community Action Agency
     Rusk County Community Connections
     Rusk County Health & Human Services (Children & Family Services)
     Rusk County Health & Human Services (Public Health)
     Rusk County Youth Council

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Articles
    • Article about Teen Intervene and the HWPP project in the local Ladysmith newspaper
  • Outreach Events
    • Conducted community marketing at the annual Home and Garden Show in Ladysmith
    • Conducted QPR (Question, Persuade, Respond) trainings with Flambeau School District staff and Fresh Start staff
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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