Wisconsin Minority Health Program
2007 Minority Health Grants
The Minority Health Grant Program is targeted to racial/ethnic minority
community-based organizations and tribes in Wisconsin. The mini-grants are
intended to build the capacity of local communities to provide culturally
and linguistically appropriate health resources and services for African
Americans, American Indians, Southeast Asians, and/or Hispanics/Latinos and
to eliminate racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care.
Projects for the 2007 grant program address one of the following four
- Community-based strategies to reduce infant mortality and low
- Community-driven, neighborhood-based primary prevention and
health promotion models and services.
- Mentoring, development, and support of minority health
professionals and minority students interested in health careers.
- Programs to reduce overweight and obesity among racial and ethnic
2007 Minority Health Grantees
Allied Area Partnership Towards Recovery (RESPECT, ARC Community
Allied Area Partnership Towards Recovery is a collaborative project
developed by ARC Community Services, Inc., the Allied Wellness Center, Dane
County Human Services Joining Forces for Families -Allied, and the Allied
Dunn's Marsh Neighborhood Association to provide neighborhood-based, peer
outreach AODA pre-entry support services, and HIV education and testing to
high-risk substance-abusing pregnant African American women, high-risk
substance-abusing African American and other high-risk persons.
Girls Get Fit (YWCA of Madison/Girl Neighborhood Power)
The Girl Neighborhood Power is an after-school and evening enrichment
program currently serving African American, Latina and Asian girls, ages
9-18 that live in six low-income communities. The Girls Get Fit campaign
includes exercise, nutritious cooking classes and meetings with
community-based public health nurses. The focus of the campaign is
creative, fun ways to increase healthy eating and maintain a moderate to
vigorous exercise routine weekly.
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Hispanic Access Network for Diabetes Screening (HANDS) (United Migrant
Opportunity Services/UMOS, Inc.)
The overall goal of the project is to reduce the incidence of Hispanic
infant mortality in Milwaukee through the integration of bilingual diabetes
prevention education, screening and appropriate referral and follow-up in
the UMOS Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Program. The targeted
population is Hispanic women of childbearing years, including settled-out
migrant and immigrant women.
Hispanics for Health! (CAP Services, Inc.)
The purpose of this project is to increase access to health care of the
Hispanic community of Portage County with limited English proficiency, in
particular women of child-bearing age and children. Staff will provide
health case management and facilitate linkage of target population with
local health care providers and other community resources.
Hmong Health Enhancement Through Long-Term Prevention -HELP (La Crosse
Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association, Inc.)
The goal of this project is to provide education about identified health
concerns and enhance overall health within the Hmong community in the
greater La Crosse area. The Hmong HELP project will target the newest
arrivals and those ages 45 and over.
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Meta House Maternal Health Project (Meta House, Inc.)
This program will integrate perinatal care and health education with
substance use treatment that is specifically designed to serve high-risk
African American or post-partum women over age 18, who are in treatment for
the abuse of alcohol and/or other drugs. The project will also help women
gain knowledge that will assist them to make choices that are healthy for
themselves and their children.
Mino-bimaadizi endaso-giizhik (Live Well Every Day) Project (Red Cliff
Band of Lake Superior Chippewas)
This project will support the following five nutrition/exercise initiatives
to support efforts to mino-bimaadizi endaso-giizhik (Live Well Every Day)
within the Red Cliff Community:
- Strong Women Health Fair
- Red Cliff Walking Club
- Easter Exercise and Nutrition Event
- Community Sledding Event
- Breastfeeding Support Initiatives
Nursing Assistant/Community-Based Residential Facility Training for
Minorities (Lakeshore Technical College)
This project will provide specialized training to Latino and Southeast
Asian residents in Sheboygan and Manitowoc, who are interested in entering
health care careers through employment in Community-Based Residential
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Oneida Prevention Plan (Wise Women Gathering Place, Inc.)
Wise Women Gathering Place's goal is to increase the well-being of Oneida
infants and their families, physically, mentally, emotionally and socially,
by delaying onset of sexual activity and engaging the community in the
Parents and Children Partnering for Health - Peer Education Training
(New Concept Self Development Center, Inc.)
The goal of this project is to increase healthy lifestyles, focusing on
reducing obesity among African American children 8-17 years old and adults.
Children and adults will be introduced to healthier lifestyle changes such
as incorporating exercise into daily lives, how to shop and prepare
nutritious food, how to make traditional holiday foods healthier, making
healthier choices when eating out, and ways to maintain a healthy diet and
Planning to Improve Health Within LGBT Communities of Color in Milwaukee
(Diverse and Resilient, Inc.)
The goals of this project are to: a) increase knowledge of how race impacts
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender identity; b) continue health
leadership development within the African American LGBT population; and c)
increase knowledge and planning regarding health disparities and needs of
Latino/a LGBT populations. The project will implement strategies as well as
continue planning for future programming.
Project Step-Up II (OIC of Racine County, Inc.)
The project is designed to assist low-income, W-2, WIA or Welfare-to-Work
eligible African American residents of Racine who are interested in or
currently pursuing certification programs in the health care industry with
partial tuition payment, books, transportation, childcare, and
post-graduation unsubsidized internship placement assistance.
Funded by the Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, Division of
African American Council of Churches, Inc.
This grant will allow the African American Council of Churches, Inc., to
hire a Registered Nurse who will serve as the council’s parish nurse in
providing health education, information, advocacy and support to members of
the congregations. This individual will work with each congregation,
provide workshops, present information, do home visits for those who are
unable to get appointments, and serve as an advocate to assure the
community members are getting adequate and efficient health care. This
individual will also provide prevention services in health areas such as
hypertension and diabetes.
Riverwest Food Pantry
This grant will support the food pantry’s services to low-income
communities. The pantry serves clients, primarily African American and
Latino, living below poverty level. The pantry will provide blood pressure
and glucose screening and management, and information about body mass
calculation and cooking for health.
2012 Minority Health Community Grants
2011 Minority Health Mini-grants
2010 Minority Health Mini-grants
2009 Minority Health Mini-grants
2008 Minority Health Mini-grants
2006 Minority Health Mini-grants
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February 03, 2014