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AHW Issues Call for Merit Reviewers

September 10, 2021, Posted by AHW Endowment

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AHW is actively seeking Wisconsin-based individuals with a broad range of expertise and experience across health and science research, health care, and community and public health to serve as merit reviewers for our active application cycle.

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AHW to Hold 2022 Funding Opportunity Informational Webinars

September 3, 2021, Posted by AHW Endowment
 

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On Thursday, September 9, AHW invites interested community and public health organizations and MCW faculty and collaborators to two informational webinars that will provide an overview of the $8.5 million in current funding available to eligible community-led and MCW-faculty led collaborations.

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Funding Opportunity: AHW Announces Availability of up to $8.5 Million to Improve Health, Advance Health Equity

September 2, 2021, Posted by AHW Endowment
 

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Today, we are proud to announce the availability of up to $8.5 million in funding to support projects focused on improving health and advancing health equity in Wisconsin.

“At the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment, we are working to create a healthier state for residents today, and for the generations to come,” said Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, director of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment and senior associate dean at the Medical College of Wisconsin. “Through these funding opportunities we are seeking out Wisconsin’s innovators, collaborators, and problem-solvers who share our goal of making positive changes in health possible across the state.”

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Surfacing Hidden Wounds: Integrating Trauma Screening into Employment Readiness Programs

August 25, 2021, Posted by AHW Endowment
 

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More than half of Americans report having at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE) – a traumatic experience such as physical or emotional abuse, neglect, or household dysfunction – before the age of 18. By adulthood, nearly 70 percent of adults in the U.S. report having experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives.

While experiencing a traumatic event at any age will affect each person differently, studies continue to show that the greater number of adverse experiences a person has survived, the more likely they are to struggle in life. Their experiences can trigger neurological changes and psychological impacts that persist long after the event in the form of anxiety, depression, addiction, and other mental health or emotional issues.

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Building a Better System For All: Reducing Medication Misunderstandings Statewide

July 30, 2021, Posted by AHW Endowment
 

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Nearly half of adults in the United States have taken a medication incorrectly. It’s a costly – and deadly – problem. The impact of incorrect medication use is estimated to cost the U.S. health care system as much as $289 billion a year and result in as many as 125,000 deaths annually.

Advocates across health care and public health have identified a combination of factors as causes: Low health literacy nationwide, poorly designed labels for prescription medications, costs, side effects, patient beliefs, and a complex set of systems between prescribers and pharmacies that have made creating any changes to the prescription process a daunting task.

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