The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment has awarded $1.7 million to five initiatives aimed at improving health statewide.
The projects include:
- $581,928 to the Wisconsin EMS Association. The award will allow for the expansion of a pilot project in Milwaukee, which has made dispatcher-assisted bystander CPR pre-arrival instructions available to all 911 callers in the county. The award will allow regional health care coalitions to expand the program across the state.
- $397,837 to the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, the Wisconsin Native American Tobacco Network and partners. The award will support a community-driven process to develop and implement smoke-free policies in tribal housing, working to lower the rates of chronic diseases and cancer mortality among American Indians in Wisconsin.
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