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AHW: Changing Lives for the Better in Wisconsin

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment has improved health in Wisconsin for more than 10 years, through education, research, and community partnerships. Every day, in ways both big and small, AHW is changing lives for the better.

Community-based Chronic Disease Management

The Community-based Chronic Disease Management project has established clinics in high-traffic settings, including churches and food pantries, to increase residents’ access to screening, lifestyle medicine and medication for diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes.

Changing the Culture of Risky Drinking

Changing the Culture of Risky Drinking

The Changing the Culture of Risky Drinking project supports the work of a coalition that works to prevent alcohol-related injuries in La Crosse, WI.

Health Promoters

Health Promoters

The Promotores de Salud (Health Promoters) project developed a new curriculum and trained health promoters in the delivery of the curriculum. The health promoters brought this new information to Latino families to improve health literacy in the areas of sexual and reproductive health.

Preventing Cancer Metastasis

Through the Preventing Cancer Metastasis project, three MCW researchers have made promising advances on preventing or delaying the spread of cancer from its original site to other tissues in the body.

Quality Rounds Initiative

Quality Rounds Initiative

In the Quality Rounds Initiative, researchers identified behaviors that improved the rounding experience and empowered the role of senior residents in patient-and-family-centered rounds.

Early Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes

In the Early Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes project, Medical College of Wisconsin researchers discovered a set of genes that, when activated, show that inflammation is harming the pancreas.

Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Research and Education Program (REP)
(414) 955-8075 |

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
(414) 955-4350 |

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8296
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