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Booster Seat Educational Campaign for Milwaukee

Project Overview

1st Funding Cycle Planning Award
     Project Start Date: 4/1/2005
     Project End Date: 3/31/2006

Project Goal Statement: This project aims to decrease the morbidity and mortality of children ages 4-8 from unintentional injuries and deaths resulting from motor vehicle crashes. The pilot program will lay the groundwork for a Booster Seat Educational Campaign targeting the inner city of Milwaukee.

Award Amount: $25,000

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Children's Health Education Center
Additional community partner organization names:

  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Injury Free Coalition
  • Milwaukee Urban League
  • SAFE KIDS SE Wisconsin

Academic Partners:
Primary Academic Partner: Suzanne Brixey, MD, Department of Pediatrics
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Maureen Otto, Department of Pediatrics
  • Ramesh Sachdeva, MD, Department of Pediatrics

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary April 2005 - March 2006
     Project Final Report Summary   

Affiliated Web Pages:
    Children's Health Education Center
    Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
    Injury Free Coalition
    Milwaukee Urban League
    SAFE KIDS SE Wisconsin

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Interviewed by two TV stations to discuss the importance of a mandatory booster seat law
  • Papers
    • Developed a manuscript evaluated by a peer reviewed journal
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