Faith-based African American Health Network (FAAHN)

Project Overview (PDF)

3rd Funding Cycle Impact Award

    Project Start Date:          July 1, 2007
    Project End Date:            June 30, 2010
    Original Award Amount:     $447,992
    Adjusted Award Amount:   $396,289*

Project Goal Statement: The FAAHN will build on existing BHC's Faith-based Community Health Committee to create a communication and support infrastructure to engage the African American community in emergency preparedness, health policy, planning and advocacy to improve community capacity to reduce health disparities.

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  Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, Inc.
Additional Community Partner Organization Name: City of Milwaukee Health Department

  Academic Partner:

Primary Academic Partner: Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics

  Project Progress Summary Reports:
  Affiliated Web Pages:
  Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Articles
    • Article in the Milwaukee Community Journal about the project coordinator. January 30, 2008.
    • Editorial in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. June 29, 2008.
    • Press release for National Preparedness Month in the Milwaukee Times. September 4, 2008.
    • Article in the Franklin Now about an emergency drill in Franklin. July 15, 2008.
    • Article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Black Health Coalition. September 28, 2008.
    • Press release for winter readiness in the Milwaukee Times (November 13, 2008) and the Milwaukee Community Journal (November 15, 2008)
    • Press releases and fact sheets about Swine Flu in the Milwaukee Community Journal (April 29, 2009, May 6, 2006, June 17, 2009), the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (May 2, 2009), and the Milwaukee Courier (May 2, 2009, May 9, 2009, June 20, 2009)
  • Media
    • Featured in a two-hour radio program on AM 1290/WMCS Radio about the project and increasing community awareness on the importance of emergency preparedness. April 30, 2008.
    • Aired public service announcements for the June 18, 2008 Network meeting on the Something You Should Know page of AM 1290/WMCS Radio
    • Featured in radio interviews on WMCS/1290 AM for CERT training recruitment (July 18, 2008), winter readiness tips (November 14, 2008), swine flu (April 30, 2009, May 15, 2009) and the DVT forum (January 14, 2009) and on Wisconsin Public Radio for the DVT forum (February 3, 2009, February 17, 2009) and swine flu (June 2, 2009)
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Announcement for the June 18, 2008 Network meeting in the Milwaukee Community Journal (June 4, 2008), Milwaukee Times Weekly (June 5-11, 2008) and Milwaukee Courier Coming Events Section (June 7, 2008)
    • Announcement and recruitment for CERT training in the Milwaukee Community Journal (July 16, 2008) and Milwaukee Times (July 17, 2008)
    • Ad in the Milwaukee Community Journal/WKND Focus (June 21, 2008), the Milwaukee Times (June 19, 2008; August 7, 2008), the Milwaukee Community Journal (June 25, 2008; August 13, 2008; August 20, 2008), and the Milwaukee Courier (June 25, 2008) about flood resources
    • Announcement in the Milwaukee Community Journal for the September 17, 2008 meeting. September 10, 2008.
    • Announcement and event coverage of the DVT Community Forum (January 17, 2009) in the Milwaukee Community Journal (November 14, 2008, December 17, 2008, December 31, 2008, January 7, 2009, January 14, 2009, January 28, 2009, January 28, 2009) and the Milwaukee Courier (December 27, 2008, January 3, 2009, January 10, 2009, January 31, 2009)
    • Announcement for March 18, 2009 network meeting in the Milwaukee Community Journal (March 4, 2009) and the Milwaukee Courier (March 7, 2009, March 14, 2009)
    • Announcement for June 17, 2009 Network Meeting in the Milwaukee Community Journal (May 20, 2009, June 10, 2009), Milwaukee Courier (May 30, 2009, June 6, 2009), and the Milwaukee Times (June 4, 2009)
    • Ad for June 25, 2009 Alzheimer’s Meeting in the Milwaukee Community Journal (June 10, 2009), Milwaukee Times (June 11, 2009), and Milwaukee Courier (June 13, 2009)

*In 2009 award amounts, based on the remaining budget, were adjusted to reflect the decline in endowment asset value due to the downturn in the economy.

Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
P: 414.955.4350 | E: healthierwisconsin@mcw.edu

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