The Wisconsin Community Health Worker (CHW) Network

Project Overview (PDF)

4th Funding Cycle Development Award

    Project Start Date:          July 1, 2008
    Project End Date:            June 30, 2009
    Original Award Amount:     $49,912
    Adjusted Award Amount:   $45,669*

Project Goal Statement: This project will establish the Wisconsin Community Health Worker (CHW) Network to cultivate training and networking opportunities for CHWs and their supporters throughout Wisconsin.

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  Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Northern Wisconsin Area Health Education Center
Additional community partner organization name: Wisconsin Area Health Education Center

  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
    • Developed a recruitment letter and statewide distribution list resulting in 161 people signing up to be part  of the Wisconsin Community Health Worker network
    • Conducted a one-and-a-half day conference in Pewaukee, WI with approximately 40% of the 130 attendees being community health workers
    • Developed the Wisconsin Community Health Worker (CHW) Curriculum Planning Taskforce Summary Report of Activities, Findings and Recommendations

*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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