Healthier WI Partnership Program

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Creating a Community-Academic Partnership to Improve the Oral Health of Waukesha County

Project Overview

1st Funding Cycle Planning Award
     Project Start Date: 3/1/2005
     Project End Date: 5/31/2006

Project Goal Statement: This project aims to evaluate existing oral health programs in Waukesha County and propose a viable delivery model for comprehensive dental care to low income, underinsured, Hispanic families. The project will complete a community assessment, conduct a comparative analysis of existing dental care models demonstrating best practices, develop a model of dental services and community-based prevention tailored to Waukesha County, create a business plan, and write grant applications.

Award Amount: $24,883

Community Partner:
Primary Community Partner: Waukesha Memorial Hospital Foundation

Academic Partner:
Primary Academic Partner: Bruce Ambuel, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine

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

Affiliated Web Pages:
     Waukesha Memorial Hospital Foundation

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • The Waukesha County Dental Coalition developed the Dental Business Plan and distributed to a wide audience, including the Dental Society and community organizations to convey the vision and mission and educate the community about the proposed dental clinic
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