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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dec. 22 - The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) endowment will invest in three new community health awards totaling nearly $730,000. The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is the steward of the AHW endowment as it works to catalyze health improvement within the state.
Nov. 17 - In 2013, Anthony was living at the Rescue Mission Shelter in Milwaukee when he discovered a lump in his neck. Anthony met with an outreach nurse visiting the shelter from St. Ben’s Clinic and was referred to St. Ben’s Clinic for further testing, where he found out he needed to see a specialist.
Nov. 6 - Five teams from across Wisconsin will participate in a year-long leadership training program to help them address their communities’ greatest health concerns. The program is cofounded by MCW and UWSMPH . Wisconsin Business
Oct. 22 - The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment is seeking collaborative research projects aligned with the Medical College of Wisconsin’s research focus areas.
Sept. 16 - A WUWM-FM report on Milwaukee’s Urban Ecology Center cites research being conducted by Kirsten Beyer, PhD to determine how an urban park affects knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and health outcomes among neighborhood residents. The project is supported by a grant from MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment. WUWM
July 23 - Hospitals provide vital acute care to older adults who are admitted with serious symptoms or traumas. Researchers have, however, also analyzed data suggesting that the hospital environment can contribute to accelerated functional decline in elderly patients.
July 17 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel opinion editorial describes the work of the Coming Together Summit to begin a community-wide endeavor to prevent gun violence. MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative, funded by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment, and MCW/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Project Ujima, were sponsors of the summit and co-authors of the opinion editorial. i>Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 20 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports on a 2012 study by MCW and UWM that found that Milwaukee children introduced to programs at the Urban Ecology Center’s outdoor programs reduced children’s fears of nature and increased their future likelihood of participation in outdoor activities. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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