Healthier Obstetrical Outcomes through Enrichment Activities and Community Engagement

Project Overview

9th Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date:   1/1/2014
     Project End Date: 12/31/2015
     Award Amount:       $200,000

Project Goal Statement: This project will supplement traditional prenatal care with group prenatal care enrichment activities through community partner engagement to improve birth outcomes in a high risk population in urban Milwaukee.

 Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Shelli Marquardt, Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Foundation
Additional Community Partners:

  • Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
  • Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Family Care Cente
  • Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph Foundation
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Kappa Beta Zeta Chapter
  • MCW Department of Family and Community Medicine
 Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: Beth Damitz, MD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Jeff Morzinski, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Nadia Ahmad, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Michele Leininger, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Sandra Olsen, MS, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Christina Eldredge, MD, MS, Department of Family and Community Medicine
 Project Progress Summary Reports:

Project Progress Report Summary January 2014 - August 2014

 Affiliated Web Pages:

Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Foundation

 Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

Will be added as dissemination occurs.

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