A Longitudinal Study of Population Level Health Problems and Interventions (2010)


PI: Mary Jo Baisch, PhD, RN

Funder: National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services & Systems Research and Practice-Based Research Networks Quick Strike Award, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ($25,000)

The purpose of this project was to 1) expand the Automated Community Health Information System (ACHIS) electronic documentation system to include tracking of community and public health nursing practice, 2) determine system utility for documenting community health improvement processes, and 3) test the system’s ability to show the scope and intensity of interventions focused on priorities from a local community’s health improvement initiative. Findings: 1) interventions for individuals and populations could be differentiated, 2) the scope of population-level interventions could be measured, and 3) the system was reflective of the nursing practice utilized.




Carly Babino

Position title: Translating Evidence to Practice in Public Health Intern (2017)

Paula Bizot, MS, BSN, RN

Position title: WPHRN Research Project Manager

Email: pbizot@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5268

UW-Madison School of Nursing
4182 Signe Skott Cooper Hall
701 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705

Linda Conlon

Credentials: MPH, BSN, RN

Position title: WPHRN Steering Committee Member, Oneida County Public Health Department-Director and Health Officer

Email: lconlon@co.oneida.wi.us

Phone: 715-369-6111

Oneida County Public Health Department
100 W Keenan Street
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Julia Dickson-Gomez, PhD

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Professor of Epidemiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Institute of Health and Equity

Email: jdickson@mcw.edu

Katrina Harwood

Credentials: MPH, MS, RD, CD

Position title: Health Officer and Director

Email: Katrina.Harwood@co.rock.wi.us

Rebecca Hovarter

Credentials: DNP, PHN,A, RNBC, CPH

Position title: Senior Lecturer, Nursing and Health Studies, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Email: hovarter@uwgb.edu

Phone: 920-465-2976

Laura Koch

Position title: Translating Evidence to Practice in Public Health Intern (2022)

Angela Nimsgern

Credentials: MPH, CPH

Position title: WPHRN Co-chair, Wisconsin Division of Public Health, Northern Region-Regional Director

Email: angela.nimsgern@wisconsin.gov

Phone: 715-365-2721

Wisconsin Division of Public Health, Northern Region
2187 N. Stevens Street, Suite #C
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Darren Rausch

Credentials: MS, BA

Position title: Greenfield Health Department-Director/Health Officer

Email: darrenr@greenfieldwi.us

Phone: 414-329-5275

Greenfield Health Department
7325 West Forest Home Avenue
Greenfield, WI 53220

Sue Smith

Credentials: MSN, RN, CPM

Position title: Wood County Health Department-Health Officer

Email: skunferman@co.wood.wi.us

Phone: 715-421-8911

Wood County Health Department
111 West Jackson Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-4167

Amy Van Aartsen

Position title: Translating Evidence to Practice in Public Health Intern (2019)

Susan Zahner

Credentials: DrPH, RN, FAAN

Position title: WPHRN Co-Chair, University of Wisconsin-Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor

Email: susan.zahner@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5282

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing
5226d Signe Skott Cooper Hall
701 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705