2013 - 2014 Minority Health Community Grants
The Wisconsin Minority Health Program under authority of the Wisconsin
Department of Health Services has awarded 4 grants in the amount of
$25,000. The purpose of the community grants is to support the work of
community-based organizations serving socially disadvantaged minority
group members. The funded initiatives address the social determinants of
health as the key strategy. The Minority Health Program is pleased to
announce the 2013-2014 grantee recipients and their project goals.
2013 - 2014 Community Grant Projects & Goals
1) Support community health workers (CHWs) across different ethnic
groups to identify the most prominent social determinants of health (SDH)
and disseminate findings to inform community grass roots efforts, public
health agendas and health policies.
2) Increase collaborative work among CHWs across cultures to promote
civic engagement to address the social determinants of health.
1) Increase knowledge of the value of breastmilk and breastfeeding
benefits among African American families in Racine (pregnant,
breastfeeding mothers, fathers, family members and related community
2) Increase breastfeeding initiation rates among African American
1) Unemployed and underemployed individuals with employment barriers
learn new skills and demonstrate the behaviors necessary for
successfully achieving and retaining employment.
2) Unemployed and underemployed individuals increase their economic
self-sufficiency by obtaining new or better employment.
1) Improve the health literacy of Hmong living in North Central
Wisconsin via bilingual workshops and courses.
2) Develop Wausau Area
Hmong Health Coalition and formal structure for Hmong Health Education
2012 Community Grants
2011 Minority Health Mini-grants
2010 Minority Health Mini-grants
2009 Minority Health Mini-grants
2008 Minority Health Mini-grants
2007 Minority Health Mini-grants
2006 Minority Health Mini-grants
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February 03, 2014