Milwaukee Group Celebrates Community Advisory Board’s Contributions

The Milwaukee Collaboration Project celebrated the contributions of the Community Advisory Board (CAB) last month in Milwaukee. The CAB is comprised of African American professionals, residents of Milwaukee with experience pertaining to tobacco use, and other state and national public health leaders. The CAB played an integral role in the pilot project, guiding the proposed research aimed to help African Americans who want to quit using tobacco succeed.

The CAB helped produce a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) grant proposal that would test what treatment packages best help Black adults who smoke in five different states to quit tobacco use.

UW-CTRI is partnering with the Wisconsin African American Tobacco Prevention Network (WAATPN), the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation on this project. The project is supported by the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UW ICTR).

Above, UW-CTRI Research Director Dr. Megan Piper and WAATPN Director and CAB Co-Chair Lorraine Lathen presented a certificate to CAB Member Delores Green and thanked her for all her insights.