Around the Corner to Better Health

Project Overview (PDF)

Lindsay Heights healthy corner store initiative logo

7th Funding Cycle Development Award

    Project Start Date:    January 1, 2012
    Project End Date:      December 31, 2013 - No Cost Extension Through: June 30, 2014
    Award Amount:         $199,999

Project Goal Statement: To increase healthy food availability in Milwaukee's central city through community readiness assessments and concomitant strategic interventions based on real community capacity for change.

Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner:  Jessie Tobin, Lindsay Heights Neighborhood Health Alliance
Additional Community Partner Organization Names:

  • City of Milwaukee Health Department
  • Walnut Way Conservation Corp
Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: Staci Young, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Additional Academic Partners: Melissa DeNomie, MS, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Project Progress Summary Reports:

Project Progress Report Summary January 2012 - August 2012 (PDF)
Project Progress Report Summary September 2012 - August 2013 (PDF)
Project Final Report Summary (PDF)

Affiliated Web Pages:

Lindsay Heights Neighborhood Health Alliance
Walnut Way Conservation Corp

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by the project partners)
  • Articles
    • Article in Neighborhood News Service Milwaukee – Evans K. Grant to help bring fresh food to corner storesNeighborhood News Service Milwaukee. January 23, 2012. Accessed October 22, 2012. 
    • Highlighted in two Milwaukee Journal Sentinel articles
  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • Conducted project outreach at two community events and two store demonstrations (January-September 2012)
    • Conducted community education programming at Around the Corner to Better Health Night and Healthy Neighborhood Celebration
    • Conducted six part Youth Food Justice series
    • Conducted seven store demonstrations and community outreach activities in corner stores and other community venues
    • Presentation at the Lindsay Heights "Report to the Community"
  • Presentations
    • Panel presentation at The Good Food Festival and Conference
    • Thematic poster presentation at the Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) Wisconsin Health Improvement and Research Partnership Forum
    • Poster presentation at the American Public Health Association annual conference (November 2013)
    • Presentation at the Wisconsin Local Food Summit conference (January-February 2014)
    • Poster presentation at the Community Campus Partnerships for Health annual conference (May 2014)
Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
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