How Safe Is the Safety Net: A Partnership to Address the Needs of the Underserved in Milwaukee County

Project Overview

1st Funding Cycle Planning Award
     Project Start Date: 4/1/2005
     Project End Date: 3/31/2006
     Award Amount:       $24,635

Project Goal Statement: This project aims to develop a coalition of free and low cost clinics to understand and address the needs of the uninsured. The goal of the coalition is to learn as much as possible about those who lack sufficient financial resources to qualify for any kind of insurance, but yet choose to electively and non-emergently access safety net health care providers.

 Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Bread of Healing Clinic
Additional community partner organization names:

  • Covenant Healthcare System
  • Family House Clinic
  • Gerald Ignace Indian Health Center
  • Greater Milwaukee Free Clinic
  • Health Care for the Homeless of Milwaukee
  • Madre Angela Dental Clinic
  • Marquette Clinic for Women and Children
  • Medical Society of Milwaukee County
  • Milwaukee Health Services, Inc.
  • St. Ben's Clinic
  • Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
  • Walker's Point Community Clinic
  • Westside Healthcare Association
  • Wisconsin Health and Hospital Association
  • Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association
 Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: Marie Wolff, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Shari Crome, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Alan David, MD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Staci Young, MS, Department of Family and Community Medicine
 Project Progress Summary Reports:

Project Progress Report Summary April 2005 - March 2006
Project Final Report Summary 

 Affiliated Web Pages:

    Bread of Healing Clinic
    Covenant Healthcare System
    Gerald Ignace Indian Health Center
    Greater Milwaukee Free Clinic
    Health Care for the Homeless of Milwaukee
    Madre Angela Dental Clinic
    Marquette Clinic for Women and Children
    Medical Society of Milwaukee County
    Milwaukee Health Services, Inc.
    St. Ben's Clinic
    Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
    Walker's Point Community Clinic
    Westside Healthcare Association
    Wisconsin Health and Hospital Association
    Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association

 Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

None reported

Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Research and Education Program (REP)
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Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
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