Healthier Obstetrical Outcomes through Enrichment Activities and Community Engagement

Project Overview (PDF)

9th Funding Cycle Development Award

    Project Start Date:    January 1, 2014
    Project End Date:      December 31, 2015 – No Cost Extension Through: June 30, 2016
    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.

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  Community Partners:

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

  • 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:
  Affiliated Web Pages:
  Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Outreach Materials
    • Created the obstetrical group visit toolkit and uploaded it to the clinic and residency program websites for all to access
  • Presentations
    • Poster presentation at the MCW Department of Family and Community Medicine's Annual Research Forum (June 2015)
Contact Us

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

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