Wisconsin Promising Practices Program Summaries
Through the process of completing a Program Summary, Wisconsin
Promising Practices participating organizations synthesize and document
what is known about their programs and the outcomes they produce. The
documentation process is facilitated through technical assistance from
What Works project staff, including focused consultation on useful and
scientifically sound outcome measures. The intent of the technical
assistance is to enhance participants' ability to communicate clearly and
concisely about the effectiveness of their programs.
Completed Program Summaries will document promising local programs for
others to learn from and potentially replicate. The summaries include information
about how programs were implemented, but also the political, organizational and other
factors that contributed to the program's success. The completed Program Summaries
should also serve as useful tools for future fundraising efforts.
- CSM Smart Smiles
CSM Smart Smiles is a school-based oral health program serving low-income
children in the Milwaukee school system. The program provides preventive
care as well as referrals to dental providers for needed follow-up care.
Smart Smiles is a program of the Madre Angela Dental Clinic, which is
sponsored by Columbia St. Mary's Health System.
Program Summary (PDF, 173 KB)
- Proyecto Salud, a joint project of CORE/El Centro and Aurora
Walker's Point Community Clinic
Proyecto Salud - Moving Towards a Healthier Community is a collaborative
project of CORE/El Centro, a natural healing center, and Aurora Walker's
Point Community Clinic in Milwaukee. Proyecto Salud's activities include
an innovative health promoter program, the creation and support of the
Milwaukee Latino Health Coalition, and collaborations with many
health-related organizations in the Milwaukee area.
Program Summary (PDF, 522 KB)
- Health Literacy Initiative
Literacy Network integrates English literacy and health education through
classroom instruction, one-on-one tutoring and experiential learning to
help Dane County adults with limited English proficiency improve their health
and literacy skills.
Summary (PDF, 534 KB)
- Madre, Hay Esperanza® (Mother, There is Hope)
Madre, hay esperanza® ("Mother, there is hope") is a
Spanish-language media campaign designed to raise awareness about
postpartum depression that draws on cultural strengths and innovative
health message delivery methods to extend hope to Latino families.
(PDF, 423 KB)
- Supporting Teen Families
Supporting Teen Families works to empower teen parents to develop assets
to form safe, healthy families and avoid repeat teen pregnancies in
(PDF, 412 KB)
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November 23, 2011