Previous Spotlight Stories

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment periodically highlights some of the great work that is being done by funded awards to improve the health of Wisconsin residents. The below listing reflects awards that were previously highlighted in our Spotlight Stories.

Dryhootch-MCW partnership serves veterans

The current success of a long-standing partnership between a veteran-serving agency and Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) faculty members Jeffrey Whittle, MD, and Zeno Franco, PhD, began with a shared vision.

Sustaining Health in the Home

Community-academic partnership involves churches, nurses, physicians, friends and family in effort to prevent common causes of hospitalization for older adults.

School Nurses are Key to Better Student Health (HWPP)

Each weekday, Wisconsin school nurses are charged with the health of the state’s school-age youth. School nurses embrace this responsibility and have consistently sought to improve school health services to meet a rising demand.

Changing Minds, Changing Lives (HWPP)

In 2005 and 2006, Kenosha County residents and leaders realized that their community needed to provide better support for those considering suicide. During those years, the county reviewed injury data which placed suicide as a top concern, and also suffered a tragic bump in teen suicides.

Meeting Future Health Needs Now (HWPP)

Peter Layde, MD, MSc, knew that Wisconsin faced a coming shortage of health care and public health workers. Through a 2007 Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP) project, he collaborated with the Wisconsin Public Health Association to organize a public health summit.

Making Medicine Accessible (HWPP)

Fortunately, as a patient at the Bread of Healing Clinic, Ray was able to access the Community MedShare Prescription Assistance Project, which was funded by the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP), a component of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin, in 2011 to help thousands of working and uninsured Milwaukee residents obtain free or low-cost medication.

Healing Together (HWPP)

La Causa , Inc. received funding from the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program in 2009 to implement a school-based mental health program focused on helping students deal with the serious traumas they had experienced in their young lives.

Caring for the Caregiver (HWPP)

The United Latino Caregivers project is providing better support for caregivers through a program delivered in the home and through a series of workshops. The project partners received funding from the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program in 2012 to develop and pilot their new approach.

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

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