School Nursing: The Tipping Point for Health for Vulnerable Families

Project Overview

4th Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date:        7/1/2008
     Project End Date:        6/30/2009
     Original Award Amount:   $50,000
     Adjusted Award Amount: $47,163*

Project Goal Statement: School nurses are pivotal to helping students and families address health concerns and establish lifelong healthy behaviors. This project builds a diverse and knowledgeable school nurse work force, concentrating on the needs in Milwaukee Public Schools.

 Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Additional community partner organization name: Milwaukee Public Schools

 Academic Partner:

Primary Academic Partner: Staci Young, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine

 Project Progress Summary Reports:

Project Progress Report Summary July 2008 - April 2009
Project Final Report Summary   

 Affiliated Web Pages:

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Milwaukee Public Schools

 Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • Shared project findings through the Wisconsin Association of School Nurses quarterly newsletter and to nursing staff within Milwaukee Public Schools

*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)
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