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MCW AHW / HWPP News

Violence Prevention Initiative Participates in Events to Raise Awareness of Youth Violence

Apr 23 - MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative raised awareness of the issue of youth violence in local communities during National Youth Violence Prevention Week, April 7-13th. Wauwatosa Now

Project Ujima Receives Mini-Grant for Gun Violence Prevention Initiative

Apr 23 - Project Ujima, a youth anti-violence project of MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, is one of six community agencies receiving mini-grants from the Coming Together Partnership for the Prevention of Gun Violence for projects that pursue gun violence prevention initiatives. Milwaukee Community Journal

Event to honor 10th anniversary of the AHW endowment

April 14 - The Medical College of Wisconsin is hosting an event on Thursday, May 8, to honor the 10th anniversary of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment. Looking Back, Moving Forward runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheraton Milwaukee Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road in Brookfield.

Violence Prevention Initiative Featured on WUWM-FM

Apr 11 - MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative, a community academic partnership funded through the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment, was featured on WUWM’s “Lake Effect.” WUWM-FM

Violence Prevention Initiative to Participate in March to Create Violence Awareness

Apr 8 - MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative is one of several community organizations that will lead a march on the Father James E. Groppi Unity Bridge on April 12 in a campaign to inspire Milwaukeeans to unite for violence prevention. Milwaukee Community Journal

VPI joins local groups in recognizing National Youth Violence Prevention Week

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Violence Prevention Initiative aims to raise awareness of the issue of youth violence in local communities during National Youth Violence Prevention Week, which runs from April 7-13.

MCW Participates in Campaign to Address Homophobia in Milwaukee’s Black Community

Apr 3 - A UW-Madison news release describes MCW’s participation in Acceptance Journey, a campaign to address homophobia in Milwaukee’s black neighborhoods, which is identified as a contributing factor to the increased HIV rates among young, gay, black men. University of Wisconsin-Madison News

School nurses are key to better student health

Mar. 24 - The Determining the Status of Wisconsin School Health Services project began in 2007 with a Development award from the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP). HWPP is a component of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment, a fund stewarded by the Medical College of Wisconsin to achieve the mission of improving the health of the people of Wisconsin.

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.

Dr. Ebert Receives Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Grant

Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA

HWPP Grant Supports Free Dental Care for Low-Income Pregnant Women

Feb 18 - A two-year, $200,000 grant from MCW’s Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program supports a Columbia St. Mary’s St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Dental Clinic program providing free dental care to 200 low-income pregnant women. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Expectant Mothers Receive Free Dental Care at South Side Clinic

Feb 12 - The Milwaukee Neighborhood News profiled a program that provides free dental care for expectant mothers in Milwaukee. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Registration is now open for CEnR & IRB Workshop

Feb. 11 - The intersection of Community Engagement in Research (CEnR) and IRBs can create challenges. The Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, along with the Regulatory and Community Engagement Key Functions of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin and UW-Milwaukee, are hosting a workshop on Tuesday, March 11, entitled, Working Together to Make it Better: Communities, Academics & IRBs.

Langlade County Selected for Community Teams Program

Jan 28 - The Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute, a continuing education and training resource supported jointly by MCW and UW School of Medicine and Public Health, selected Langlade County for participation in its Community Teams Program. WJFW Newswatch 12

College Achievements Identified as Among “Big Ideas” from Wisconsin Research Labs

Jan 7 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s 2013 list of the top 10 “Big Ideas” from Wisconsin research labs includes two MCW projects. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Editorial Cites College for Violence Prevention Initiative’s Ripple Effect Milwaukee Program

Dec 27 - A Milwaukee Courier editorial recognizes MCW and the Boys and Girls Clubs for their leading efforts through the Violence Prevention Initiative’s Ripple Effect Milwaukee program. Milwaukee Courier

Summit Explores Causes of Gun Violence

VPI part of citywide gun violence conference Urban Milwaukee

Strengthening Kenosha and preventing suicides

Dec. 10 - In 2005 and 2006, Kenosha County reviewed injury data which placed suicide as a top concern. The county also suffered a tragic bump in teen suicides during those years.

John Rakowski Addresses Youth Summit on Gun Violence

Dec 6 - John Rakowski recently addressed a Milwaukee citywide youth summit on gun violence. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Dryhootch offers safe haven for ailing veterans

Funded by MCW’s Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, a growing project that alumnus and faculty member Dr. Jeffrey Whittle helped launch with Dryhootch of America is helping military veterans achieve better mental and physical health through peer support.

Summit Engages Milwaukee Teens in Brainstorming to Reduce Gun Violence

Nov 19 - MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative and Project Ujima helped organize “Coming Together,” a summit of Milwaukee teenagers gathered to brainstorm ideas on how to help reduce gun violence. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

HWPP Grant Supports Development of Eau Claire County Website

Nov 19 - A $200,000 grant from MCW’s Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program is supporting the development of a health issues website in Eau Claire County. WEAU 13 News

New website to promote and measure community health improvement

Nov 15 - A new tool to help monitor the health and wellness of residents of Eau Claire County is the focus of this story on WEAU-TV. WEAU-TV

Violence Prevention Initiative Co-Sponsors Arts against Violence Workshop, Exhibit

Nov 8 - MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative, a component of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin program, partnered with Safe & Sound, Inc., and Marquette University’s Volunteer Corps to sponsor an arts against violence workshop and exhibit in Milwaukee. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program Awards $2.3 Million for 9 Community Health Projects

Nov 8 - The Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program of MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin program awarded $2.3 million to fund nine community health projects. BizTimes & Leader-Telegram

College Partners to Improve Access to Healthier Food for Lindsay Heights Neighborhood

Oct 29 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that MCW and the Milwaukee Health Department are teaming with the Walnut Way Conservation Corp. to improve access to healthier food for residents of Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights neighborhood. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Medical College of Wisconsin awards $2.3M for nine projects

Oct. 28 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP) will fund nine new community health projects totaling $2.3 million.

Dr. Decker Featured in Video on Efforts to Reduce Emergency Department Visits

Sept 30 - Dr. M. Christopher Decker is featured in a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded video on the alliance of the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality and the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership Emergency Department Care Coordination to reduce emergency department visits by linking patients with community clinics. Youtube.com

My Genes, My Proteins, and My Health Science Café series to be held at MSOE

Sept. 25 - The Community Engagement Key Function of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin will hold a series of Science Cafés at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) Center for BioMolecular Modeling that are free and open to the public. The theme of the series is “My Genes, My Proteins, and My Health,” and topics will include the drug discovery process, the role of genomics in determining treatment for diseases, advances in the treatment of cystic fibrosis, and the promise of gene therapy.

Conference shares lessons learned from community engagement

Sept. 24 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP) presented “Community & Academic Partnerships: Learning from the Past, Building for the Future” during the 7th Community Engagement in Research conference on Sept. 17, at the Harley-Davidson Museum®.

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin’s FY2012 annual report now online

Sept. 12 - The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment’s latest annual report is now available online.

HWPP Grant Supports Creation of Healthy Corner Store in Lindsay Heights

Aug 27 - An opinion editorial in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel cites MCW’s efforts to provide fresh produce to residents in Milwaukee’s Central City. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Violence Prevention Initiative Participates in “Summer of Peace Parade and Rally”

Aug 2 - MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative helped sponsor and participated in the 11th annual Summer of Peace Parade and Peace Rally in Milwaukee’s Washington Park. Milwaukee Courier

HWPP Provides Funds for Convenience Store Coolers in Lindsay Heights Neighborhood

June 3 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s “PolitiFact” explored access to healthy foods in Milwaukee’s Central City. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Soap” About Diabetes Hits Home

June 3 - Elaine Drew, PhD, discusses a HWPP-funded project in which a telenovela aimed at the Latino community was developed to help prevent and educate about diabetes. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

College Teams with United Community Center to Produce Telenovela on Diabetes

June 3 - To help educate Milwaukee’s Latino community on diabetes, MCW and the United Community Center produced a telenovela funded through a grant from MCW’s Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MCW named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Mar 08 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Violence Prevention Initiative to Co-Sponsor Conference on Urban Initiatives

May 20 - MCW’s Violence Prevention Initiative and UWM’s Center for Urban Initiatives and Research will co-sponsor the 15th Annual Urban Initiatives Conference, “Restorative Practices: Repairing Harm and Building Communities” on May 29. Today @ UWM

Congratulations to the Class of 2012

The 99th annual commencement took place on May 18 at the Milwaukee Theatre, at which the Medical College of Wisconsin and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 202 MD, 38 PhD, 27 MS, 4 MA, and 18 Master of Public Health degrees, as well as bestowed numerous honors.

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