Laurel Marek


Course and site listing for Laurel Marek

NURS 6244: Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

Special Course: Presentations


The community organizations below have multiple partnerships in the community and their summer programming is very busy. Please keep this in mind when contacting the organization; call and leave a voice message as well as a follow-up email. When you contact the organization (if necessary), let them know they expressed interest in a health presentation and your following up to partner with them.

If you have any questions, please contact, Alexis Rhodes, _________________________________________________________________________

Agency: Hephatha Lutheran Church  

Contact: Louise Meyer, RN (Parish Nurse)

Phone: See professor for site contact information


Website: Facebook Page-Strong Babies at Hephatha and Facebook Page-Hephatha Lutheran Church

Address: 1720 West Locust St. Milwaukee, WI 53206

Description of Agency: Hephatha Lutheran Church makes worship, Holy Communion and holy baptism the starting place to care for the poor and the special needs of young people, while putting a strong emphasis on life giving partnerships in the church's neighborhood. For the past 21 years, Hephatha has had an RN, Parish Nurse on staff leading their Wellness/Wholeness Ministry. As an integrator of faith and health, our nurse functions as a "translator" between faith and healthcare communities. With a knowledge base in both areas, the parish nurse clarifies issues and reinforces the strong tie between faith and health. This is accomplished by accompanying individuals to medical appointments, clarifying and deciphering medical information, and presenting those served with a better understanding of their medical circumstances. The points of focus of this Ministry are health education, health advocacy, health counseling and individual/family case management. Since 2015, Hephatha has been a Strong Bay Sanctuary, setting pregnant women, new moms and babies as a top priority by focusing on reducing infant mortality and co sleeping deaths.

Population: Children and adults, many living in poverty and marginalized by society.

Description of Project: Wellness prevention/educational programs/presentations based on the many health/life related challenges faced by our population.  Some suggestions might be lead contamination related issues, nutrition, brain health, Adverse Childhood Experiences and its effect on childhood and adult health, personal safety, and prenatal and postnatal issues faced by women and infants/children

NOTE: Louise is out of the office September 25th-October 7th. She will be available through emails.


Agency: City on a Hill

Contact: Kelly Scroggins

Phone: See professor for site contact information



Address: 2224 W Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Description of Agency: City on a Hill is working to break the cycle of generational poverty and bring transformation to central city neighborhoods. Through a collaborative and Christ-centered model of service, they are working to restore hope, reduce poverty, strengthen families and foster racial reconciliation.

Population: Young boys and girls, predominately African American

Description of Project: Healthy eating/nutrition, sex education, alcoholism, tobacco use, violence, bullying, leadership and self-development, drug abuse, personal hygiene, and professional appearance.




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