Diabetes: Working Wellness in Waukesha - Together (DW3T)

Project Overview (PDF)

8th Funding Cycle Development Award

    Project Start Date:    January 1, 2013
    Project End Date:      December 31, 2014 - No Cost Extension Through: June 30, 2015
    Award Amount:         $192,985

Project Goal Statement: To develop an integrated model between community hunger relief resources and health care systems to ensure consistent quality care for uninsured or underinsured people with diabetes in Waukesha County.

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  Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Jean Pirkey, MSN, RN, ProHealth Care Community Outreach
Additional Community Partner Organization Names:

  • Food Pantry of Waukesha County
  • Lake Area Free Clinic
  • Medical Eye Associates, S.C.
  • Mount Mary University
  • National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin
  • NuGenesis Farms
  • Oconomowoc Lions Club
  • St. Joseph's Medical Clinic, Inc.
  • The Salvation Army of Waukesha
  • University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Waukesha County
  • Waukesha Community Health Center
  • Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic
  • Waukesha Family Practice Clinic
  Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: David Nelson, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Marie Wolff, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Melissa DeNomie, MS, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  Project Progress Summary Reports:
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  Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Presentation about healthy food donations and the project at a Muskego Lutheran Church (April 2014)
    • Food Drive Personal Shopping Checklist made available via the UW-Extension Waukesha County website
    • Hosted a community event to share project results
    • Distributed CDs with checklist files to the 16 food pantries in Waukesha County for public distribution
    • Distributed Health on Shelves fliers at Mount Mary University Dietetic Internship reception, Women of the World Health Conference and via Milwaukee and Wisconsin-based listserves
    • Developed a 9 minute project overview video
  • Articles

    • Article in the Waukesha Freeman
  • Presentations
    • Presentation to the Waukesha County Nutrition Coalition (May 2013)
    • Poster presentation at the Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) Wisconsin Health Improvement and Research Partnership Forum (September 2013)
    • Poster presentation at the Marquette Nursing Conference (May 2014)
    • Poster presentation at the AHW Looking Back, Moving Forward Conference (May 2014)
    • Poster presentation at the 17th Annual Public Health Nursing conference (August 2014) 
    • Presented at MCW Community Engagement Week
    • Presented at the State of Wisconsin Health Services Combined Chronic Disease Partner Meeting
Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
P: 414.955.4350 | E: healthierwisconsin@mcw.edu