Diabetes: Working Wellness in Waukesha - Together (DW3T)

Project Overview

8th Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date:   1/1/2013
     Project End Date: 12/31/2014 - No Cost Extension Through: 6/30/2015
     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.

 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:

Project Progress Report Summary January 2013 - August 2013
Project Progress Report Summary September 2013 - August 2014

 Affiliated Web Pages:

Food Pantry of Waukesha County
Lake Area Free Clinic
Mount Mary College
National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin
NuGenesis Farm
ProHealth Care Community Outreach
St. Joseph's Medical Dental Clinic, Inc.
The Salvation Army of Waukesha 
University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension
Waukesha Family Practice Clinic

 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)
  • 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) 
Contact Us

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

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Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8296
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