Community Connections to Promote Independent Living (CCPIL)

Project Overview

2nd Funding Cycle Impact Award
     Project Start Date:           1/1/2007
     Project End Date:         12/31/2009
     Original Award Amount:   $450,000
     Adjusted Award Amount: $400,184*

Project Goal Statement: The purpose of CCPIL is to create a coordinated health care system in rural Wood and Marathon counties for older adults with chronic conditions that focuses on strengthening patients' ability to manage their own care through community-based services and self-management support.

 Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Aging and Disability Resource Center of Marathon County
Additional community partner organization name: Marshfield Clinic

 Academic Partner:

Primary Academic Partner: Jeff Whittle, MD, MPH, Department of Medicine

 Project Progress Summary Reports:

Project Progress Report Summary January 2007 - June 2008
Project Final Report Summary

 Affiliated Web Pages:

Aging and Disability Resource Center of Marathon County
Marshfield Clinic

 Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Developed an activity booklet for the northern Wood County and western Marathon County-Greater Marshfield area to promote healthy, active living
  • Presentation
    • Hosted an educational series on Mental Health in the Elderly and Understanding Dementia for professionals in the caregiving community and family members of the target population
  • Website

*In 2009 award amounts, based on the remaining budget, were adjusted to reflect the decline in endowment asset value due to the downturn in the economy.

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)
P: 414.955.4350 | E:

Medical College of Wisconsin
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