School Nursing: The Tipping Point for Health for Vulnerable Families

Project Overview (PDF)

4th Funding Cycle Development Award

    Project Start Date:          July 1, 2008
    Project End Date:            June 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.

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  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

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  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.

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