Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families
Leading evaluation activities for a major multi-year initiative to improve health birth outcomes for African American women and their families in Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha. It is funded by the WI Partnership Program. Evaluation Staff: Godecker, McWilliams
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This program evaluation of a Healthy Start initiative to reduce infant mortality and improve maternal and child health has been ongoing since 1999. The Honoring Our Children program serves American Indian families through outreach, case management, health education, interconceptional care, depression screening and referral, and consortia-building in 8 Wisconsin Tribal communities. Funded by DHHS, HRSA via Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC). Evaluation Staff: Núñez, Graham
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Family Foundations Home Visiting Programs
The evaluation assesses program implementation and outcomes in five Tribal Communities and Burnett County that are using the evidence-based Healthy Families America model to improve maternal and child health among at-risk Native American Indian families through home-based parenting skills enhancement, nutritional education, and breastfeeding support. Additional goals include enhancing school readiness, economic self-sufficiency, and coordination with community resources, and preventing child maltreatment and domestic violence. Recently awarded funds will expand Home Visiting services to two additional tribal communities beginning in 2017. Funded by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families via Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council and the Lac Courte Oreilles Chippewa Tribe. Evaluation Staff: Van Stelle, Graham
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Obesity Prevention Initiative
This Wisconsin Obesity Prevention Initiative uses a multi-faceted approach – including community-based research, outreach, surveillance and dissemination – to impact childhood obesity in Wisconsin. It seeks to support and expand the Wisconsin Obesity Prevention Network and to implement a pilot/feasibility study using local, multi-level, comprehensive community interventions, initially in two counties. The initiative will develop a comprehensive, statewide obesity surveillance system and create outreach and community engagement that includes state and local public messaging and dissemination of evidence-based solutions to obesity. Evaluation Staff: Lindberg, Moberg, Breuer, Joyner, Weymouth, Brubaker
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National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
The goal of the Evaluation Core at the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety is to guide documentation and analysis of the success of the center and its projects in achieving objectives for research, education, and public service. Evaluation data provide empirically-driven feedback to guide decision-making, policy formulation, and improvements at the center, all of which are dedicated to improving the safety and health of children who live on, work for, or visit agricultural settings. Evaluation Staff: Lindberg, Raygor
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UWPHI has been contracted by the Department of Health Services (DHS) to provide evaluation services to support national performance measures and quality improvement goals for local adolescent health grants. The grants are part of an effort to enhance the ability of current adolescent health systems to support the needs of adolescents and families in Wisconsin by increasing efficiency and quality of existing programs and services. Evaluation Staff: Núñez, Lindberg, Lock
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Fit Families is a child obesity prevention program targeting parents of 2 to 4 year old children at Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Projects around Wisconsin. In FY2016, 26 WIC Program Agencies participated in Fit Families. The overall project goals include increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables, decreasing intake of sweetened beverages and juice, increasing daily physical activity, and decreasing screen time to reduce the risk of becoming overweight or obese. Fit Families is funded by USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education. Evaluation Staff: Busarow
Evaluation Staff: Nunez, Weymouth, Manzanares