Healthier WI Partnership Program

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School Nursing: The Tipping Point for Health for Vulnerable Families

Project Overview

4th Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2008
     Project End Date: 6/30/2009

Project Goal Statement: School nurses are pivotal to helping students and families address health concerns and establish lifelong healthy behaviors. This project builds a diverse and knowledgeable school nurse work force, concentrating on the needs in Milwaukee Public Schools.

Original Award Amount: $50,000
Adjusted Award Amount: $47,163*

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Additional community partner organization name: Milwaukee Public Schools

Academic Partner:
Primary Academic Partner: Staci Young, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary 7/1/2008 - 4/30/2009
     Project Final Report Summary    

Affiliated Web Pages:
     University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
     Milwaukee Public Schools

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • Shared project findings through the Wisconsin Association of School Nurses quarterly newsletter and to nursing staff within Milwaukee Public Schools

*In 2009 award amounts, based on the remaining budget, were adjusted to reflect the decline in endowment asset value due to the downturn in the economy.

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