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 fund raising 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)
- 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. 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)
- 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. Program Summary (PDF)
- 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. Program Summary (PDF)
- 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 Milwaukee. Program Summary (PDF)