Safety Starts at Home

Project Overview (PDF)

2nd Funding Cycle Development Award

     Project Start Date:    July 1, 2006
     Project End Date:      June 30, 2007
     Award Amount:         $34,619

Project Goal Statement: Because the majority of injuries in young children occur in and around the home, educating at-risk families on how to create a safer environment for their children and providing them with the tools to do so will result in increased awareness and a reduction in unintentional injuries.

Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: City of Milwaukee Health Department
Additional Community Partner Organization Names:

  • Centro de la Comunidad Unida - United Community Center (UCC)
  • Milwaukee Fire Department
  • YMCA of Metro Milwaukee
  • Children's Hospital & Health System
Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: Andrea Winthrop, MD, Department of Surgery
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Suzanne Brixey, MD, Department of Pediatrics
  • Lisa Uherick, MD, Department of Pediatrics
  • Ann Christiansen, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Mary Czinner, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Hongyan Yang, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Project Progress Summary Reports:

Project Progress Report Summary July 2006 - June 2007 (PDF)
Project Final Report Summary (PDF)

Affiliated Web Pages:

Centro de la Comunidad Unida - United Community Center (UCC)
Children's Hospital & Health System
City of Milwaukee Health Department   
Milwaukee Fire Department
YMCA of Metro Milwaukee

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Poster
    • Poster presentation at Medical College of Wisconsin Student Research Day about the baseline home safety data analysis. September 2006.
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