Promoting Healthy Body Weight among African American Women through a Community Participatory Model

Project Overview

8th Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date: 1/1/2013
     Project End Date: 12/31/2014 - No Cost Extension Through: 6/30/2015

Project Goal Statement: This project will bring together partners from the target Lindsay Heights neighborhood, MCW, Marquette University and the Bread of Healing Clinic to promote healthy body weight among African American females through a community based participatory model.

Award Amount: $198,294

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Robert Topp, PhD, Marquette University
Additional community partner organization name(s):

  • Bread of Healing Clinic

Academic Partner(s):
Primary Academic Partner: Edith Burns, MD, Department of Medicine
Additional Academic Partners:

  • David Nelson, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine

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

Affiliated Web Pages:
     Bread of Healing Clinic
     Marquette University    

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Poster Presentations
    • Poster presentation at the Southeast Wisconsin Clinical & Translational Science Institute, Clinical Scholars Forum (September 2013)
  • Presentations
    • Two presentations at the Association for Black Sociologists 43rd Annual Conference: Social (In)Justice and Health Disparities (August 2013)
    • Presentation of two papers at the Black Sociology Annual Meeting
Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Research and Education Program (REP)
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Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
P: 414.955.4350 | E:

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