Promoting Healthy Body Weight among African American Women through a Community Participatory Model

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:       $198,294

Project Goal Statement: This project will bring together partners from the target Lindsay Heights neighborhood, MCW, Marquette University and the Bread of Healing Clinic to promote healthy body weight among African American females through a community based participatory model.

 Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Robert Topp, PhD, Marquette University
Additional community partner organization name(s):

  • Bread of Healing Clinic
 Academic Partner(s):

Primary Academic Partner: Edith Burns, MD, Department of Medicine
Additional Academic Partners:

  • David Nelson, PhD, 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
Project Final Report Summary (PDF)

 Affiliated Web Pages:

Bread of Healing Clinic
Marquette University

 Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Articles
    • Article published in  Western Journal of Nursing Research
    • Article published in  Black Sociology: Contemporary Issues and Future Trends
    • Article in press for Black Sociology: Contemporary Issues and Future Trends
    • Article in press for the Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Conducted eight community educational sessions at Cross Lutheran Church
    • Guest lecture at Mount Mary University (February 2014)
    • Faculty Fellow presentation at the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (March 2014)
    • Presentation at Women's History Month at Cross Lutheran Church (March 2014)
  • Presentations
    • Two presentations at the Association for Black Sociologists 43rd Annual Conference: Social (In)Justice and Health Disparities (August 2013)
    • Poster presentation at the Southeast Wisconsin Clinical & Translational Science Institute, Clinical Scholars Forum (September 2013)
    • Presentation of two papers at the Black Sociology Annual Meeting
    • Poster presentation at Poverty Matters Conference (September 2013)
    • Poster presentation at MCW Medical Student Summer Research Program (October 2013)
    • Poster presentation at  AHW Looking Back, Moving Forward Conference (May 2014)
    • Poster presentation at  UW-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences Spring 2014 Research Symposium (May 2014)
    • Presentation at the 2014 Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research (September 2014)
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