Previous Spotlight Stories
Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin periodically highlights some of the great work that is being done by funded projects to improve the health of Wisconsin residents. The below listing reflects projects that were previously highlighted in our Spotlight Stories.
Each weekday, Wisconsin school nurses are charged with the health of the state’s school-age youth. School nurses embrace this responsibility and have consistently sought to improve school health services to meet a rising demand.
In 2005 and 2006, Kenosha County residents and leaders realized that their community needed to provide better support for those considering suicide. During those years, the county reviewed injury data which placed suicide as a top concern, and also suffered a tragic bump in teen suicides.
Peter Layde, MD, MSc, knew that Wisconsin faced a coming shortage of health care and public health workers. Through a 2007 Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP) project, he collaborated with the Wisconsin Public Health Association to organize a public health summit.
Fortunately, as a patient at the Bread of Healing Clinic, Ray was able to access the Community MedShare Prescription Assistance Project, which was funded by the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP), a component of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin, in 2011 to help thousands of working and uninsured Milwaukee residents obtain free or low-cost medication.
La Causa , Inc. received funding from the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program in 2009 to implement a school-based mental health program focused on helping students deal with the serious traumas they had experienced in their young lives.
The United Latino Caregivers project is providing better support for caregivers through a program delivered in the home and through a series of workshops. The project partners received funding from the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program in 2012 to develop and pilot their new approach.