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Milwaukee County Health Care Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Consortium

Project Overview

3rd Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2007
     Project End Date: 6/30/2008 - No Cost Extension Through 10/31/2008

Project Goal Statement: The purpose of this project is to create a partnership between health care, local domestic violence agencies, the Milwaukee Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault/Milwaukee Health Department and MCW faculty to improve the emotional and physical health of women in Milwaukee County who are impacted by intimate partner violence.

Award Amount: $50,000

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Task Force on Family Violence, Inc.
Additional community partner organization names:

  • Aurora Sinai Medical Center
  • Columbia St. Mary's - Milwaukee Campus
  • Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital
  • Wheaton Franciscan Health Care

Academic Partner:
Primary Academic Partner: Mary Beth Phelan, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2007 - October 2008
     Project Final Report Summary     

Affiliated Web Pages:
    Aurora Sinai Medical Center
    Columbia St. Mary's - Milwaukee Campus
    Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital
    Wheaton Franciscan Health Care

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Abstract
    • Abstract accepted to the 136th Annual American Public Health Association Conference. San Diego, CA. 2008.
  • Article
    • Highlighted in Wheaton-Franciscan, Columbia St. Mary’s, Froedtert Hospital, and Task Force on Family Violence newsletters
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Hosted a press conference attended by Fox 6 News, TMJ 4 and the Milwaukee Business Journal with pre-event coverage by WUWM and WMCS 1290 and national coverage
  • Poster
    • Poster presentation at the Family Violence Prevention Forum – Building a community-wide healthcare response to intimate partner violence.
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