Healthier WI Partnership Program

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Healthy Environments, Healthy Choices, Healthier People (HHH)

Project Overview

8th Funding Cycle Impact Award
     Project Start Date: 1/1/2013
     Project End Date: 12/31/2017

Project Goal Statement: HHH will create school environments which support healthy lifestyle choices, reducing obesity risk over a lifespan through 1. Policy change 2. Training/education/resources 3. Increased community understanding of obesity prevention practices.

Award Amount: $750,000

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Linda Lee, La Crosse County Health Department (January-June 2013)
                                           Virginia Loehr, La Crosse County Health Department (June 2013-December 2017)
Additional community partner organization names:

  • Head Start Child and Family Development Centers, Inc.-Coulee Region
  • School District of La Crosse

Academic Partners:
Primary Academic Partner: David Nelson, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Melissa Holmquist DeNomie, MS, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Marie Wolff, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Clare Guse, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary 1/1/2013 - 8/31/2013

Affiliated Web Pages:
     Head Start Child and Family Development Centers, Inc.-Coulee Region
     La Crosse County Health Department
     School District of La Crosse    

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Outreach Materials
    • Developed active lesson plans in collaboration with University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • Poster Presentation
    • Thematic poster presentation at the Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) Wisconsin Health Improvement and Research Partnership Forum (September 2013) 
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