Healthier WI Partnership Program

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7th Community Engagement in Research (CEnR) Conference

Community & Academic Partnerships:
Learning from the Past, Building for the Future

was held Tuesday, September 17, 2013
at the Harley-Davidson Museum®


Conference Proceedings

 Conference Program (PDF)

Plenary Sessions

Opening Presentation

Opening the Black Box:
Lessons Learned from Seven Years of Community-Academic Partnerships

Syed Ahmed, MD, MPH, DrPH
Senior Associate Dean for Community Engagement
Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Professor, Institute for Health and Society
Director, Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program
Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin, Community Engagement Key Function









Keynote Presentation

Translation as Concept Map?
Thoughts on Evaluating Research from a Community Perspective

Milton "Mickey" Eder, PhD
Director of Research and Evaluation
Access Community Health Network (ACCESS)








Closing Presentation

Fostering Community Engagement:
Pre-During-Post Disaster Response

Mona O'Brien
District Community Supervisor, Northern District
Canadian Red Cross, Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada








Skill-Building Session

Grace-Anne Alfiero, MFA
President/CEO of Arts in Action Consulting Firm

Digital Storytelling







Breakout Sessions

HWPP Lessons Learned Theme
(click on the below themes to view the notes)

Funded Project Name
(click on the below project name to learn more about their project)

Project Partners who presented/facilitated the session


Training Lay Trainers: A Strategy to Disseminate Care Coordination Skills to Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)

Presentation about the project

Simone Conceicao, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; Sarah Johaningsmeir, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin and Jaci Shuit-Duszynski, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Health Accomplishments

Earlier is Better

Presentation about the project

Matt Crespin, Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin and Earnestine Willis, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin

Community Involvement

Utilizing Peer Teen Advocates to Increase HPV Vaccination Rates in Adolescents

Presentation about the project

May Ann Kiepczynski, City of Milwaukee Health Department; Sarah Tyree-Francis, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee and Denise Uyar, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical College of Wisconsin

Best Practices and Evidence

Reducing Racial Disparities through Improved Hypertension Control in African Americans

Presentation about the project

Allison Kos, Progressive Community Health Centers and Madelaine Tully, Progressive Community Health Centers

Strategic Planning

Changing the Culture of Risky Drinking Behavior: Policy Change

Presentation about the project

Catherine Kolkmeier, La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium


Around the Corner to Better Health

Presentation about the project

Alex Barnett, Walnut Way Conservation Corp.; Melissa DeNomie, Family and Community Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin and Eric Gass, City of Milwaukee Health Department




























Photos from the conference
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