The Great Lakes Environmental Health Project

Project Overview (PDF)

4th Funding Cycle Development Award

Project Start Date: July 1, 2008
Project End Date: June 30, 2009
Original Award Amount: $39,760
Adjusted Award Amount: $37,114*

Project Goal Statement: Empowering WIC families to reduce exposure to environmental health risks through health assessment and educational initiatives that will ultimately reduce health disparities in children.

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  Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Additional community partner organization name: West Allis Health Department

  Academic Partner:

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

  Project Progress Summary Reports:
  Affiliated Web Pages:
  Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Abstracts
    • Abstract submitted to the 2009 National WIC Conference
  • Articles
    • Article in the West Allis NOW
  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • Developed educational booklets on green cleaning and safe pesticides in both English and Spanish and shared with clients in other programs at the West Allis Health Departments, nursing students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and other health care professionals

*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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