Wisconsin Minority Health Program
2006 Minority Health Grant Program
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 2006 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 minority
2006 Minority Health Mini-grants
Hmong Safe Rides Project (La Crosse County Health Department, Nutrition Division)
The objective of this grant is to decrease childhood injury in the La Crosse
Hmong population by improving child passenger safety through a culturally
relevant safe rides program for Hmong families.
Formation of the Black Coalition of Kenosha County (Kenosha County Division of Health)
The objective of this grant is a planning project for the formation of a
Black Coalition of Kenosha County to develop a community-driven coalition to
focus on primary prevention and health promotion approaches to improve
health outcomes among African Americans.
The Witness Project: Hats Off to Breast Health (Board of Regents of the University
of Wisconsin System)
The objective of this grant is to continue linking women to cancer screening
and provide specialized assistance to low income, uninsured and older
African American women. The grant will also allow the implementation of
"Pink Ribbon Sundays" monthly at designated African American
churches throughout Dane County, with a focus on breast health.
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Providing Cervical Cancer, Breast Cancer and Sexually Transmitted
Infection Screening for Hispanic Women in Lincoln County (St. Vincent de Paul
Free Clinic and Comunidad Hispana, Inc.)
The objective of this grant is to enhance the health of Hispanic women in
Lincoln County by implementing a community-delivered, neighborhood-based
program to provide health maintenance examinations including screening for
cervical cancer, breast cancer and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
for 80 percent and to educate 90 percent of the Hispanic women in Lincoln
County about the importance of health maintenance examinations including
screenings for cervical and breast cancer and STIs.
Outreach Health Project (Neighbors Place, Inc.)
The objective of this grant is to enhance the well-being of Hispanics living
in North Central Wisconsin by providing services that assist families in
overcoming barriers that contribute to health disparities in this
population. The grant will allow assessment of knowledge and everyday
practices of Hispanics related to health care promotion, distribute
educational material, lead workshops and improve nutrition among low-income,
minority families living in Marathon County.
Hmong Minority Health Project (City of Appleton)
The goal of this grant is to enhance health promotion, health education and
public health preparedness risk communication with Appleton's
non-English-speaking Hmong population. The project will implement a
community-driven, neighborhood-based primary prevention and health promotion
program utilizing mass communication via low frequency radio. The project
will also assist establishing new and strengthening existing relationships
with clan leaders and informal health leaders within the Hmong community.
Additionally, the program will strengthen the emergency community response
capacity within the Hmong community via the Hmong Wisconsin Radio.
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Health and Safety for Your Community (Monroe County Health Department)
The goal of the program is to enable participants to improve health and
environmental safety, and manage basic medical needs. Through the program
the participants in the bicultural community gathering will increase their
knowledge relating to basic medical care and emergency responses for choking
and simple injuries. Additionally, the program will allow for a Public
Health Nurse to complete the child seat safety technician course, and for
the initiation of a planning process for Hispanic child transportation
Girls Get Fit (YWCA of Madison, Girl Neighborhood Power)
The objective of this project is to increase daily exercise of 150 girls in
Madison's low income community. Additionally, the program will increase
access to and knowledge of healthy foods through culturally relevant and fun
cooking classes. Finally, the program will develop capacity to implement
Girls, Inc., Sporting Chance at all GNP sites.
Cervical Cancer Public Education Campaign for Hmong Women Living in Dane
County, Wisconsin (United Asian Services of Wisconsin)
The objectives of the program include developing a written brochure on
cervical cancer in the Hmong language to help Southeast Asian women in
Wisconsin gain a better understanding and awareness of cervical cancer. The
brochure will be distributed to 500 Hmong-speaking women and to the
Southeast Asian community. Additionally there will be two advanced-level
informative sessions about the cervical cancer awareness program targeted to
12-15 community stakeholders, leaders, health professionals, and educators
as change agents.
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Hmong Sisters Project (Freedom, Inc.)
The goals of this project include providing a safe environment for young
mothers to talk and find support about different issues such as domestic
violence, pregnancy, preventive care, nutritrion, mental health and other
health issues. Another goal is to increase awareness of different resources
and service providers in Dane County. A third goal is to educate young
mothers about their infant's/children's health.
Cultural Transition of WIC's Hispanic Population (City of Milwaukee
The goal of this program is to ensure continuity of care during a transition
to a health care facility for women, infants and children with limited
English proficiency enrolled in WIC, and to ensure that 100 percent of the
women enrolled in WIC at the Johnston Community Health Center prior to the
transition are still enrolled and active in WIC after the transition.
MADC Comprehensive Dental Care (St. Mary's Milwaukee Foundation, Inc.)
The goal of this program is to provide comprehensive dental care to
impoverished Madre Angela Dental Clinic clients.
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Planning to Improve Health within the Milwaukee African American LGBT
Community (Diverse and Resilient, Inc.)
The goals of this program are to increase knowledge of how race affects
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender identity; and to discuss how race
affects adherence to health promotion and disease prevention strategies
among African American LGBT populations. The program will implement
strategies as well as continue planning of future programming.
Wellness Fair 2006 (Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians)
The goal of the project is to improve the health and well-being of the Lac
Courte Oreilles tribal community. The objective is to provide a Wellness
Fair in May, 2006. The purpose of the health/wellness fair is to offer a
wide variety of prevention activities to an estimated 300 participants; to
provide health screenings for diabetes, hypertension, depression and
childhood asthma; to provide spiritual consultation along with clinical
mental health providers; to provide transportation since the Reservation is
very rural and many people do not have transportation; and to offer
information to participants that covers a wide spectrum of services focusing
on emotional, physical and spiritual health.
Three Sisters Gardening Project (Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa)
The goal of the project is to promote wellness through community
participation in seasonal food production, promotion of healthy eating
practices, and an educational tool for youth and community members to learn
the importance of traditional plants and eco-sensitive food-gathering
practices. The three main objectives are for this community event to raise
awareness of the gardening project; to encourage the benefits of healthy
food choices and exercise to prevent illness; and to develop sustainability
for the gardening project through the recruitment of youth.
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
2007 Minority Health Mini-grants
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May 18, 2012