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Arsenic in Wisconsin's Residential Drinking Water: Planning for Action

Project Overview

2nd Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2006
     Project End Date: 8/31/2007

Project Goal Statement: This project will increase the capacity of the environmental health community to comprehensively address elevated arsenic levels in residential drinking water.

Award Amount: $50,000

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Winnebago County Health Department
Additional community partner organization names:

  • Center for Watershed Science and Education
  • Outagamie County Public Health Division
  • University of Wisconsin Extension, Winnebago County
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Nursing
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • Wisconsin Division of Public Health (Environmental and Occupational Health)
  • Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey

Academic Partner:
Primary Academic Syed Ahmed, MD, MPH, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2006 - June 2007
     Project Final Report Summary    

Affiliated Web Pages:
    Center for Watershed Science and Education
    Outagamie County Public Health Division
    University of Wisconsin Extension, Winnebago County
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Nursing
    Winnebago County Health Department
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
    Wisconsin Division of Public Health (Environmental and Occupational Health)
    Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Developed a summary to encapsulate methods, results and synopsis of the large volume of qualitative and quantitative data collected through the project and distributed to organizational leadership (local health boards), organizations across the state through local and state health professional and water resource associations and partner websites.
    • Compiled a report outlining potential testing and post-test outreach strategies and their impact, feasibility and sustainability.
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