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The Wisconsin Community Health Worker (CHW) Network

Project Overview

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

Project Goal Statement: This project will establish the Wisconsin Community Health Worker (CHW) Network to cultivate training and networking opportunities for CHWs and their supporters throughout Wisconsin.

Original Award Amount: $49,912
Adjusted Award Amount: $45,669*

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Northern Wisconsin Area Health Education Center
Additional community partner organization name: Wisconsin Area Health Education Center

Academic Partner:
Primary Academic Partner: Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics

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

Affiliated Web Pages:
     Northern Wisconsin Area Health Education Center
     Wisconsin Area Health Education Center

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • Developed a recruitment letter and statewide distribution list resulting in 161 people signing up to be part  of the Wisconsin Community Health Worker network
    • Conducted a one-and-a-half day conference in Pewaukee, WI with approximately 40% of the 130 attendees being community health workers
    • Developed the Wisconsin Community Health Worker (CHW) Curriculum Planning Taskforce Summary Report of Activities, Findings and Recommendations

*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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