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MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment awards more than $250,000 to reduce medication errors

Jan. 28 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Advancing a Healthier (AHW) Wisconsin Endowment awarded $255,600 over two years to help reduce medication errors, improve medication adherence, and improve patient satisfaction through adoption of uniform, patient-centered medication labels within the Wisconsin pharmacy system.

MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment awards over $238,000 to improve medical response and care for sexually exploited youth

Jan. 26 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment awarded $238,796 over two years to the Proactive Outreach for the Health of Sexually Exploited Youth program (POHSEY), which seeks to transform the medical response and care delivery for sexually exploited youth by developing training, protocols and tools to educate healthcare providers and improve medical practices for identification and treatment of sexually exploited youth.

MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment awards more than $200,000 to help improve vision health for Wisconsin children

Jan. 21 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment awarded more than $200,000 over two years to improve vision health for Wisconsin’s children through an integrated system of screening, referral and education across schools and communities. Wisconsin Health News

MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment awards more than $250,000 to increase fitness in Milwaukee children

Jan. 21 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment awarded more than $250,000 over three years to provide additional physical education (PE) support to Milwaukee Public School (MPS) students, resulting in increased fitness and creating an orientation to lifetime fitness. Wisconsin Health News and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment awards $300,000 to increase access to early intervention developmental screens

Jan. 20 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment awarded $300,000 over two years to help ensure children have access to early intervention developmental screens, and build a support network for children, parents and professionals.

MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment awards more than $250,000 to increase fitness in Milwaukee

Jan. 13 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment awarded more than $250,000 over three years to provide additional physical education (PE) support to Milwaukee Public School (MPS) students, resulting in increased fitness and creating an orientation to lifetime fitness.

MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment awards more than $190,000 to improve mental health diagnosis and care of mothers and children in Brown County

Jan. 13 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) awarded more than $190,000 over two years to improve mental health diagnosis and care of mothers and children by creating screening processes for child behavioral and maternal post-partum depression screening, resulting in improved access to care and increased individual and family well-being.

MCW’s AHW Endowment awards more than $200,000 to help improve vision health for Wisconsin children

Jan. 11 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment awarded more than $200,000 over two years to improve vision health for Wisconsin’s children through an integrated system of screening, referral and education across schools and communities.

Building wellness in Barron County

A collaborative effort by the Medical College of Wisconsin and dozens of partners in Barron County in northwestern Wisconsin is working to increase healthy eating and physical activity.

Caring for mental health needs of city children

More city school children are getting the mental health treatment they need thanks to a collaboration led by the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Public Schools.

AHW Endowment Awards $1M for stroke survivor research

Nov. 25 - MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) awarded $1 million over five years to develop a new research program dedicated to increasing knowledge of rehabilitation for stroke survivors in Southeast Wisconsin.

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment invests $1.2M in six Changemaking research awards

Nov. 25 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment awarded approximately $1.2 million through the Research and Education Program’s Responsive Component to six initiatives that will advance biomedical research and test new therapies to address significant biomedical and population health problems.

AHW endowment awards $1.7M to seven community-academic partnerships to advance health in Wisconsin

Nov. 24 - AHW's Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP) and the MCW Consortium on Public and Community Health are pleased to announce more than $1.7 million in awards to seven community-MCW academic partnership initiatives to improve health in Wisconsin.

Teleophthalmology aims to improve eye health among latinos

Oct. 7 - Ophthalmology Today reports on a telemedicine eye-health-screening program run by an academic-community partnership has improved access to care among the Latino population of Milwaukee. Ophthalmology Times

MCW’s AHW Endowment awards $250,000 to assess health impact of Eau Claire community planning

Sept. 29, 2015 MCW News - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment awarded $250,000 over two years to assess the health impact of construction and redevelopment in Eau Claire. The intent of the assessment is to ensure that health disparities are understood by community planners and city officials so that health data can inform plans created for the West Bank Redevelopment and for future community development projects.

Article Notes 10-Year Impact of Endowments

Sept. 8 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on the ten-year impact of the creation public and community health endowments at MCW and UW School of Medicine & Public Health. The endowments were created through contribution of assets from Blue Cross & Blue Shield United of Wisconsin when the company converted to for-profit status. Since 2004, MCW has has awarded $185 million in grants, including $16.8 million in FY15. Of those grants, MCW has awarded $48.7 million from MCW have gone to public health projects. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

AHW Grant Helps Eau Claire Find Ways to Improve Health in Redevelopment Area

Sept. 3 - The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram reports that a two-year, $250,000 grant from MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment enables Eau Claire health officials to study ways that Eau Claire’s redevelopment area could be designed to enhance the health of nearby residents. Leader Telegram

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Invests $1.7 Million in Six Health Improvement Projects

Aug. 11 - MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment is investing $1.7 million in funding for six community health projects located throughout the state. The projects range is scope from a youth suicide prevention program in Jackson County to increased access to farmers’ markets in low-income areas of Milwaukee. Wauwatosa Now

MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment invests $1.7 million in six community health improvement awards

Aug. 8 - Six community health projects ranging in scope from youth suicide prevention in Jackson County to increased access to farmers markets in low-income areas of Milwaukee will benefit from funding awarded by the Medical College of Wisconsin's (MCW) Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment. Funding for the six awards is more than $1.7 million.

Planning Begins for Fugitive Safe Surrender Program

July 20 - WUWM-FM reports on planning to create the Fugitive Safe Surrender Program in Milwaukee. The program is coordinated by MICAH (Milwaukee Inner City Congregations Allied for Hope) and MCW, and is funded through the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, the community partnership component of MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment. WUWM

MCW, community partners launch initiative to improve out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates

June 26 - On Wednesday, June 24, the Medical College of Wisconsin, North Shore Fire/Rescue, Bayside Communications Center, the Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management and the American Heart Association went live with a new initiative aimed at improving out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival in Milwaukee County by increasing bystander CPR rates.

AHW Awards $250,000 Grant to Reduce Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Rusk County

June 24 - MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment awarded a two-year, $250,000 grant to Indianhead Community Action Agency to reduce the prevalence of alcohol and other drug abuse among youth in Rusk County. Indianhead Community Action Agency is an anti-poverty organization promoting self-sufficiency in 17 rural counties. Leader Telegram

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Program Funds “Safe Surrender” with Inner-City Churches

June 8 - A grant from MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment is creating a “Safe Surrender” program that encourages people in Milwaukee’s central city with outstanding arrest warrants to voluntarily surrender to authorities at a faith-based location, fulfill their obligations to the court, and be restored as valued members of the community. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Fox 6 Now, and WPR

New Fund Shares Goals of Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin

May 1 - The Wisconsin Community Health Fund has been created with the goals of raising money for an endowment to support community health programs, and encouraging grassroots volunteer efforts to improve people’s health. The goals of the new fund are similar to MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin and UW School of Medicine & Public Health’s Wisconsin Partnership Program. Wisconsin State Journal

Violence Prevention Initiative to Co-Sponsor Conference on “Compassion Fatigue”

Apr. 2 - MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative will join with the Charles E. Kubly Foundation and Jewish Family Services to host a conference on “compassion fatigue” on April 17 at the Italian Conference Center. Compassion fatigue can result when health care workers and others in helping professions become so focused on assisting others that they neglect their own physical and mental health. Jewish Chronicle

AHW Awards $250,000 Grant to Reduce Youth Alcohol, Drug Abuse in Rusk County

Mar. 26 - MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment awarded Indianhead Community Action Agency $250,000 over two years to lead an initiative to reduce the prevalence of alcohol and other drug abuse among youth in northwest Wisconsin’s Rusk County. Dr. Sadhana Dharmapuri (Pediatrics – Adolescent Medicine) is the MCW partner on the project. Biz Times

HWPP Supports Benedict Center’s Initiative to Help Women Escape from Prostitution

Mar. 24 - MCW’s Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program provided funding support for the Benedict Center’s Sisters Diversion Program, an initiative to help women escape prostitution. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

John Rakowski Discusses Importance of Collaboration to Prevent Violence

Mar. 24 - John Rakowski (Institute for Health & Society – Violence Prevention Initiative) discusses the importance of widespread collaboration to prevent violence in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on “Unite Milwaukee,” a day-long conference to engage people in their community to prevent violence. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

AHW awards $250,000 to combat youth drug and alcohol abuse

Mar. 20 - The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment awarded $250,000 over two years to reduce the prevalence of alcohol and other drug abuse among youth in northwest Wisconsin’s Rusk County. BizTimes

Five-Year AHW Grant Supporting Violence Prevention Initiative to End on June 30

Mar. 10 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that a five-year, $8.2 million grant supporting the Violence Prevention Initiative will end on June 30, 2015. The grant was funded through MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin. A portion of unspent funds from the grant will be used to pay for an outside evaluation of the program. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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