Nurturing Healthy Youth Leaders Through Faith-Based Partnerships

Project Overview (PDF)

4th Funding Cycle Impact Award

Project Start Date: July 1, 2008
Project End Date: June 30, 2011
Original Award Amount: $450,000
Adjusted Award Amount: $375,932*

Project Goal Statement: This project will expand a successful faith based partnership to increase leadership capacity and address health needs of Milwaukee youth through mentoring programs with lay health advisors.

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  Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Holy Cathedral Church of God in Christ - Word of Hope Ministries
Additional Community Partner Organization Names:

  • City of Milwaukee Health Department
  • Greater Bethlehem Temple Church
  • Christ Tabernacle Ministries
  • Christ Temple Church of God in Christ
  • Ebenezer Church of God in Christ
  • Mason Temple Church of God in Christ
  • New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
  • Parklawn Assembly of God
  • Cross Lutheran Church
  • Holy Temple First Born Missionary Baptist Church
  • Liberty and Truth Ministries
  • New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church
  • Christ Tabernacle Church of God in Christ
  Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: Staci Young, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Additional Academic Partner: Melissa Holmquist, MS, Department of Family and Community Medicine

  Project Progress Summary Reports:
  Affiliated Web Pages:
  Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • BRANCH Out blog
    • Featured at the Milwaukee County Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition (MCNPAC) fall nutrition and physical activity conference – The Next Step: Partnering for Change, along with the “Healthy Families Meals” Campaign. Fall 2009.
    • Developed and distributed Tips of the Month, nutrition and health newsletter, to community members.
  • Presentations
    • Presentation at HWPP Community Health Worker Conference. May 2009.
    • Presented at two roundtable sessions at the Milwaukee Community Health Research Forum to discuss methods of dissemination for community-academic partnerships. November 2009.
    • Presentation at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual meeting.  April 2010.
    • Presentation at International Conference on Urban Health annual meeting. October 2010.
    • Presentation at HWPP 2010 Community Engaged Research Conference. October 26, 2010.
    • Presentation at Milwaukee County Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition, 2010 Next Step Symposium. December 2010.

*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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