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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 priority areas:

  • Community-based strategies to reduce infant mortality and low birthweight births.
  • 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 groups.

2007 Minority Health Grantees

Allied Area Partnership Towards Recovery (RESPECT, ARC Community Services, Inc.)

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 Facilities (CBRFs).

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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 process.

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 lifestyle.

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 Public Health:

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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Last Revised: February 03, 2014