The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) of the Medical College of Wisconsin has awarded $4.8 million in funding to 17 projects designed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact across Wisconsin. This includes one specifically for Central Wisconsin and 11 statewide efforts

•Locally Manufactured Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ($11,439), supporting CREATE Portage County in scaling up the ability to use 3-D printing to produce PPE for healthcare professionals and first responders.

•COVID-19 Emergency Management Assistance for Wisconsin Tribes ($500,000), supporting the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council. •Mobilizing Social Media Influencers for COVID-19 Prevention, Care and Coping ($498,931).

•Effectiveness of Personal Protective Equipment Across Wisconsin Nursing Homes ($489,059).

•Convalescent Plasma for Treatment of Patients with COVID-19 ($382,664), supporting MCW and Versiti Wisconsin (blood centers) in a joint effort to obtain plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients. •Powered by 211: A Multi-Faceted Approach to Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin ($366,524).

•Education and Empowerment for Wisconsin Migrant Seasonal Agriculture Workers ($322,420).

•Implementing Telehealth Solutions in Wisconsin's Free and Charitable Clinics ($246,406).

•Presence of SARS-CoV-2 in Stool of COVID-19 Cases ($144,171).

•Using Behavioral Nudges to Improve Preventive Health Behaviors That Limit COVID19 Spread ($144,086), to promote key hygiene behaviors.

•Reducing the Transmission and Impact of COVID-19 on Wisconsin's Transgender Community ($97,594).

•Educating the Hmong Community About COVID-19 ($33,290). For more specific information, see www.ahwendowment.org