Milwaukee Cares

Project Overview (PDF)

2nd Funding Cycle Impact Award

    Project Start Date:          July 1, 2006
    Project End Date:            June 30, 2009
    Original Award Amount:      $450,000
    Adjusted Award Amount:   $433,344*

Project Goal Statement: Milwaukee Cares will substantially improve the health status of uninsured residents of Milwaukee County by providing appropriate access to free episodic, primary and specialty care; hospital services; and medication through the creation of a voluntary network of physicians, health professionals, hospitals and pharmaceutical services.

Community Partner:

Primary Community Partner: Medical Society of Milwaukee County

Academic Partner:

Primary Academic Partner: Theodore MacKinney, MD, Department of Medicine

Project Progress Summary Reports:

Project Progress Report Summary July 2006 - June 2008 (PDF)
Project Final Report Summary (PDF)

Affiliated Web Pages:

Medical Society of Milwaukee County

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Article
    • Featured in The Business Journal – Managing chronic disease: When not under control, costs add up for business, society. The Business Journal. May 2, 2008.
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Presented early program findings to the Free Clinic Collaborative and community-based organizations
  • Paper
    • MacKinney T. Demographics of the uninsured in Milwaukee County: A study to better understand the nature of the uninsured residents of Milwaukee County. October 31, 2006.
    • MacKinney T, Visotcky AM, Tarima S, Whittle J. Does providing care for uninsured patients decrease emergency room visits and hospitalizations? Journal of Primary Care & Community Health 4(2), 135-142. 2013.

*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.

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