Making Milwaukee Smile

Project Overview (PDF)

4th Funding Cycle Impact Award

    Project Start Date:          July 1, 2008
    Project End Date:            June 30, 2011 - No Cost Extension Through: December 31, 2011
    Original Award Amount:     $446,519
    Adjusted Award Amount:   $369,114*

Project Goal Statement: This project will implement a major recommendation of the oral health action plan, Healthy Teeth = Healthy Kids to provide primary, secondary and tertiary level care by a consortium of organizations utilizing a school-based oral health care model.

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  Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin
Additional Community Partner Organization Names:

  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Dental Center
  • Columbia St. Mary's
  • Marquette University Dental School
  • Milwaukee Health Services Inc.
  • Milwaukee Public Schools
  • Southeast Dental Associates
  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)
  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • Making Milwaukee Smile report and release meeting. Fall 2011.
    • Featured in The Bellwether, A Newsletter of the American Association for Community Dental Programs. July 2012.
  • Posters
    • Poster presentation at the National Oral Health Conference. St Louis, MO. Spring 2010.
  • Presentations
    • Presentation at the Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition Southeast Regional Meeting. Fall 2010.
    • Presentation at the HWPP Community Engagement for Health Conference. Milwaukee, WI. October 26, 2010.
    • Presentation at the Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile Annual Meeting. Spring 2011.
    • Presentation at the American Association of Community Dental Programs/National Oral Health Conference. May 2012.

*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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