The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW) Endowment has improved health in Wisconsin for more than 10 years, through education, research, and community partnerships. Every day, in ways both big and small, AHW is changing lives for the better.
The Community-based Chronic Disease Management project has established clinics in high-traffic settings, including churches and food pantries, to increase residents’ access to screening, lifestyle medicine and medication for diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes.
The Changing the Culture of Risky Drinking project supports the work of a coalition that works to prevent alcohol-related injuries in La Crosse, WI.
The Promotores de Salud (Health Promoters) project developed a new curriculum and trained health promoters in the delivery of the curriculum. The health promoters brought this new information to Latino families to improve health literacy in the areas of sexual and reproductive health.
Through the Preventing Cancer Metastasis project, three MCW researchers have made promising advances on preventing or delaying the spread of cancer from its original site to other tissues in the body.
In the Quality Rounds Initiative, researchers identified behaviors that improved the rounding experience and empowered the role of senior residents in patient-and-family-centered rounds.
In the Early Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes project, Medical College of Wisconsin researchers discovered a set of genes that, when activated, show that inflammation is harming the pancreas.
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