Fight Asthma Milwaukee Allies: Improving Access to Quality Asthma Care

Project Overview (PDF)

2nd Funding Cycle Impact Award

Project Start Date: July 1, 2006
Project End Date: June 30, 2009
Original Award Amount: $450,000
Adjusted Award Amount: $425,545*

Project Goal Statement: Improving Access to Quality Asthma Care will strengthen collaborative efforts among parents of children with asthma and their families, childcare centers, schools, community agencies, and healthcare providers, to advocate for and improve the accessibility and quality of asthma care for thousands of Milwaukee children.

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  Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Children's Hospital and Health System
Additional Community Partner Organization Names:

  • American Lung Association of Wisconsin
  • Aurora Health Care, Inc.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
  • City of Milwaukee Health Department
  • Covenant Healthcare
  • Covenant Home Health & Hospice, Inc.
  • Health & Wellness Enterprises, LLC
  • Milwaukee Area Health Education Center
  • Milwaukee Public Schools
  Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: John R. Meurer, MD, MBA, Department of Pediatrics
Additional Academic Partner: Jane Brotanek, MD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics

  Project Progress Summary Reports:
  Affiliated Web Pages:
  Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Articles
    • Featured in the Airways Fall Newsletter distributed to partners and media
    • Featured in the Children’s Hospital and Health System’s Community Benefits Report
  • Awards
    • Awarded the Community Service Award by the Wisconsin Hospital Association. Fall 2007.
    • Awarded the National Exemplary Program Award by the US Environmental Protection Agency. 2008.
    • Awarded the Global Vision Community Partnership Award by the Wisconsin Hospital Association. 2008.
  • Media
    • Featured on Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Developed and distributed a project brochure noting the project’s vision, mission, goals, partners, funding and resources
    • Press conference preceding World Asthma Day focused on the environmental triggers of asthma. April 30, 2008.
  • Website

*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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Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
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