Wisconsin Injury Prevention Coalitions

Project Overview (PDF)

1st Funding Cycle Implementation Award
Project Start Date: March 15, 2005
Project End Date: June 30, 2008
Award Amount: $450,000

Project Goal Statement: This project aims to reduce the burden of intentional and unintentional injuries in Wisconsin by supporting the development of community-based injury prevention coalitions across Wisconsin. These public-private community-based coalitions will bring together professionals and interested citizens with a vested interest in reducing injuries.  Together, they will identify, prioritize, and intervene to change areas of injury that have the most impact on their communities. This program is unique to Wisconsin and has the potential to be a model for other state and local partnerships by providing resources, guidance and leadership to coalitions in their injury prevention planning and evaluation. This project is also unique in that it brings together both medical schools and the state health department to form a partnership whose mission is to work collaboratively with the county health departments and other community-based organizations to prevent injuries in Wisconsin.

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  Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services Injury Prevention Program
Additional Community Partner Organization Names:

  • Kenosha County Division of Health
  • Manitowoc County Health Department
  • Rusk County Department of Health and Human Services
  • Sawyer County Health and Human Services
  • Vernon County Health Department
  • Wisconsin Public Health and Health Policy Institute
  Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: Peter Layde, MD, MSc, Department of Emergency Medicine
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Clare Guse, MS, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Ann Christiansen, MPH, Injury Research Center
  • Hongyan Yang, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  Project Progress Summary Reports:
  Affiliated Web Pages:
  Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Hosted a Family and Community Town Supper in Rusk County that received coverage in the local newspaper
    • Developed and distributed community resource cards in Kenosha and Vernon Counties
    • Developed flyers promoting car seat inspections in Sawyer County
    • Developed Public Service Announcements for the community awareness campaign in Sawyer County
    • Co-produced the Burden of Injury Report and distributed to the five participating county health departments
    • Developed and distributed a manual of community-level, evidence-based injury control interventions
    • Developed and distributed a one-page Program Planning Model to participating health departments
  • Posters
    • Poster presentation at the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Conference – Wisconsin Injury Prevention Coalitions: Translating Evidence into Practice. Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Conference. Minneapolis, MN. June 2006.
    • Poster presentation at the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Conference – Benefits and Challenges of Partnerships. Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Conference. Toronto, Canada. April 2007.
    • Poster presentation at the World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion – Building Capacity for Effective Community Interventions to Reduce Injuries. World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion. March 2008.
Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
(414) 955-4350 | healthierwisconsin@mcw.edu