School Community Partnership for Mental Health

Project Overview (PDF)

7th Funding Cycle Development Award

Project Start Date: January 1, 2012
Project End Date: December 31, 2013 - No Cost Extension Through: June 30, 2014
Award Amount: $190,617

Project Goal Statement: To refine and demonstrate the effectiveness of a collaborative partnership model of mental health promotion and service and to influence systems changes needed for sustainability.

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  Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Milwaukee Public Schools
Additional Community Partner Organization Names:

  • Aurora Family Service
  • Children's Community Health Plan
  • City of Milwaukee Health Department
  • Community Connect Health Plan
  • IMPACT, Inc.
  • Molina Healthcare
  • OptumHealth
  • Pathfinders
  • Rogers Memorial Hospital
  • Sebastian Family Psychology Practice
  • State Department of Health Services
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Wisconsin Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Wraparound Milwaukee
  Academic Partner:
Primary Academic Partner: Sheri Johnson, PhD, Department of Pediatrics
  Project Progress Summary Reports:
  Affiliated Web Pages:
  Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by the project partners)
  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • Developed School Community Partnership for Mental Health (SCPMH) Manual (not finalized)
    • Developed a five session Evidence-Based Practice Curriculum
    • Conducted trainings with school staff and families at the four participating schools
    • Developed bimonthly Family Mental Health News and Tips and Teacher/Staff Mental Health Tips and distributed to all parents and teachers, respectively, at the project schools
    • Presented project updates and preliminary outcomes to numerous stakeholders in philanthropy, health care and local government
    • Presentation to parents at the four project schools (June 2014)
    • Hosted a community stakeholder final event (June 2014)
  • Presentations
    • Presented the SCPMH model at the 17th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health
    • Presentation at the Community Campus Partnerships for Health conference (May 2014)
Contact Us

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