Partnership for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in Western Wisconsin

Project Overview

4th Funding Cycle Impact Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2008
     Project End Date: 6/30/2011
     Original Award Amount: $449,730
     Adjusted Award Amount: $367,393*

Project Goal Statement: This project seeks to impact morbidity and mortality from chronic disease through increased disease prevention and health promotion activities for the mostly rural underserved population in four western Wisconsin counties.

 Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Viterbo University
Additional community partner organization names:

  • La Crosse County Health Department
  • Monroe County Health Department
  • St. Clare Health Mission
  • Trempealeau County Health Department
  • Vernon County Health Department
 Academic Partner:

Primary Academic Partner: Marie Wolff, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine

 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 Final Report Summary

 Affiliated Web Pages:

La Crosse County Health Department
Monroe County Health Department
St. Clare Health Mission
Trempealeau County Health Department
Vernon County Health Department
Viterbo University 

 Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Articles
    • Article in Nursing Matters – Advancing Student Learning in Public Health Nursing through Participation in an Academic and Community Partnership Grant. Nursing Matters. April 2011.
    • Article in La Crosse, Monroe, & Trempealeau County newsletters. April and May 2011.
    • Highlighted in Monroe County newsletter – Academic and Community Partners Act to Reduce Chronic Disease in Four Local Counties.
    • Article in local newspapers in Monroe and Trempealeau Counties – Colleges, agencies act to reduce disease in county.
  • Media
    • Highlighted in program on the Wellness Clinic at La Crosse County Health Department aired on Channel 8 News
  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • Project website located on the Viterbo School of Nursing website
    • Developed and distributed an informational pamphlet about the project
    • Conducted a community needs assessment for La Crosse and Monroe Counties disseminated through the project website.
    • Developed a project newsletter and distributed to 108 Community Coalition members and their organizations
    • Developed Trempealeau County Wellness Web Resource Web Announcement cards and distributed to community members
    • Developed Trempealeau County Wellness Resource Guide and distributed to community members
    • Website posting – Health Communication/Social Marketing Strategies Wellness Guide & Web Resource. January 2009.
  • Papers
    • White Paper distributed to 92 Health Department Directors – Partnership for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in Western Wisconsin Partnership Model.
  • Posters
    • Poster presentation at Public Health Nursing Annual State Conference – Improving Health Outcomes and Access to Health Screenings. Public Health Nursing Annual State Conference. Stevens Point, WI. August 2009.
    • Poster presentation at HWPP Community Engagement for Health Conference – Partnership for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in Western Wisconsin Grant. HWPP Community Engagement for Health Conference. Milwaukee, WI. October 26, 2010.
    • Poster presentation at Research on the Green – Academic and Community Partnership to Reduce Chronic Disease in Four Western Wisconsin Counties. Research on the Green. Viterbo University, La Crosse. April 19, 2011.
    • Poster presentation at Wisconsin Public Health Association Conference – Partnership for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in Western Wisconsin Project. Wisconsin Public Health Association Conference. Appleton, WI. May 2011.
  • Presentations
    • Presentation to the WELEAP Regional Learning Collaborative. Spring 2010.
    • Presented a breakout session and distributed a CD containing materials at Public Health Nursing Annual State Conference. Stevens Point, WI. August 17, 2010.
    • Presentation at Academic Linkages Dinner. Stevens Point, WI. August 17, 2010.
    • Presented breakout session at 23rd Annual Conference for Teachers of Nursing Practice – Enriching Public Health Nursing Clinical Education through a Chronic Disease Academic and Community Partnership. 23rd Annual Conference for Teachers of Nursing Practice. Madison, WI. January 16, 2011.
    • Presentation at Association for Community Health Nursing Educators 2011 Annual Institute. June 2011.
    • Presentation and distribution of CD containing materials at 2011 National Annual Institute for the Association for Community Health Nursing Educators. Chicago, IL. June 8-10, 2011.
    • Presentation at local board of health meetings in Monroe, Trempealeau, and Vernon Counties. 2011.
    • Presentation to Viterbo School of Nursing Advisory Board. May 2011.

*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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