Dec. 22 - The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) endowment will invest in three new community health awards totaling nearly $730,000. The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is the steward of the AHW endowment as it works to catalyze health improvement within the state.
Nov. 17 - In 2013, Anthony was living at the Rescue Mission Shelter in Milwaukee when he discovered a lump in his neck. Anthony met with an outreach nurse visiting the shelter from St. Ben’s Clinic and was referred to St. Ben’s Clinic for further testing, where he found out he needed to see a specialist.
Nov. 6 - Five teams from across Wisconsin will participate in a year-long leadership training program to help them address their communities’ greatest health concerns. The program is cofounded by MCW and UWSMPH . Wisconsin Business
Oct. 22 - The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment is seeking collaborative research projects aligned with the Medical College of Wisconsin’s research focus areas.
Sept. 16 - A WUWM-FM report on Milwaukee’s Urban Ecology Center cites research being conducted by Kirsten Beyer, PhD to determine how an urban park affects knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and health outcomes among neighborhood residents. The project is supported by a grant from MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment. WUWM
July 23 - Hospitals provide vital acute care to older adults who are admitted with serious symptoms or traumas. Researchers have, however, also analyzed data suggesting that the hospital environment can contribute to accelerated functional decline in elderly patients.
July 17 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion editorial describes the work of the Coming Together Summit to begin a community-wide endeavor to prevent gun violence. MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative, funded by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment, and MCW/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Project Ujima, were sponsors of the summit and co-authors of the opinion editorial. i>Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 20 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on a 2012 study by MCW and UWM that found that Milwaukee children introduced to programs at the Urban Ecology Center’s outdoor programs reduced children’s fears of nature and increased their future likelihood of participation in outdoor activities. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 05 - The public is invited to a celebration of urban parks and community health on June 7 at the Menomonee Valley Branch of the Urban Ecology Center. Wauwatosa Now
May 22 - Dr. Steven Magill tells the Milwaukee Neighborhood News that people in poverty have higher rates of diabetes, a major focus of the Community-based Chronic Disease Management Clinics. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
May 22 - The La Crosse Tribune reports that MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment gave an Excellence Award to the La Crosse-based Changing the Culture of Risky Drinking Behavior Coalition. La Crosse Tribune
May 22 - The Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute is offering its 9th annual Community Teams Program with a focus on partnerships and coalitions in Southeastern Wisconsin.
May 13 - A story in the La Crosse Tribune profiles the series of deaths in the downtown La Crosse area over the last decade. Many of the deaths are related to drinking. La Crosse Tribune
May 12 - The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment celebrates its ten-year milestone with a new strategic plan that involves leveraging the successes of individual programs at a statewide level, working to become a convener for change, and working with health leaders on policies that will make every resident of Wisconsin healthier. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
May 07 - In an opinion editorial in the Milwaukee Courier, Vincent Lyles, President and CEO of the Greater Milwaukee Boys and Girls Clubs, discusses the Boys and Girls Clubs’ collaborative projects. Milwaukee Courier
April 30 - A Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service article on community concerns about prostitution in Milwaukee’s Washington Park neighborhood notes that the Sisters Program, supported by an MCW Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program grant, is an outreach program providing prostitutes with drug abuse and mental health counseling. Milwaukee Neighborhood News
April 29 - Wraparound Milwaukee is the lead agency receiving a two-year, $158,000 award from MCW’s Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP) for the Proactive Outreach for the Health of Sexually Exploited Youth project. GMToday
April 25 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment awarded $158,000 over two years to the Proactive Outreach for the Health of Sexually Exploited Youth project through the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program.
Apr 23 - MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative raised awareness of the issue of youth violence in local communities during National Youth Violence Prevention Week, April 7-13th. Wauwatosa Now
Apr 23 - Project Ujima, a youth anti-violence project of MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, is one of six community agencies receiving mini-grants from the Coming Together Partnership for the Prevention of Gun Violence for projects that pursue gun violence prevention initiatives. Milwaukee Community Journal
April 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin is hosting an event on Thursday, May 8, to honor the 10th anniversary of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment. Looking Back, Moving Forward runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheraton Milwaukee Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road in Brookfield.
Apr 11 - MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative, a community academic partnership funded through the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment, was featured on WUWM’s “Lake Effect.” WUWM-FM
Apr 8 - MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative is one of several community organizations that will lead a march on the Father James E. Groppi Unity Bridge on April 12 in a campaign to inspire Milwaukeeans to unite for violence prevention. Milwaukee Community Journal
The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Violence Prevention Initiative aims to raise awareness of the issue of youth violence in local communities during National Youth Violence Prevention Week, which runs from April 7-13.
Apr 3 - A UW-Madison news release describes MCW’s participation in Acceptance Journey, a campaign to address homophobia in Milwaukee’s black neighborhoods, which is identified as a contributing factor to the increased HIV rates among young, gay, black men. University of Wisconsin-Madison News
Mar. 24 - The Determining the Status of Wisconsin School Health Services project began in 2007 with a Development award from the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP). HWPP is a component of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment, a fund stewarded by the Medical College of Wisconsin to achieve the mission of improving the health of the people of Wisconsin.
A collaborative effort by the Medical College of Wisconsin and dozens of partners in Barron County in northwestern Wisconsin is working to increase healthy eating and physical activity.
More city school children are getting the mental health treatment they need thanks to a collaboration led by the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Public Schools.
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