Making Milwaukee Smile

Project Overview

4th Funding Cycle Impact Award
     Project Start Date:          7/1/2008
     Project End Date:          6/30/2011 No Cost Extension Through: 12/31/2011
     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.

 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:

Project Progress Report Summary July 2008 - April 2009
Project Progress Report Summary May 2009 - June 2009
Project Progress Report Summary July 2009 - December 2009
Project Progress Report Summary January 2010 - June 2010
Project Progress Report Summary July 2010 - December 2010
Project Progress Report Summary January 2011 - June 2011
Project Final Report Summary

 Affiliated Web Pages:

Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Dental Center
Columbia St. Mary's
Marquette University Dental School
Milwaukee Health Services Inc.
Milwaukee Public Schools

 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

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8296
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