One Hundred Healthy, At-Risk Families

Project Overview

8th Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date:   1/1/2013
     Project End Date: 12/31/2014 - No Cost Extension Through: 6/30/2015
     Award Amount:       $192,793

Project Goal Statement: This initiative prepares a network of pastors, nurses, at-risk seniors and their care support workers across ten urban Milwaukee church communities to sustain the safety, health and stability of 100 at-risk parishioner families.

 Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Julie Ellis, PhD, RN GCNS, Columbia College of Nursing
Additional community partner organization names:

  • Alzheimer's Association-Southeastern Wisconsin
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH)
  • St Martin de Porres Catholic Church
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
 Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: Jeffrey Morzinski PhD, MSW, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Kevin Izard MD, St Joseph Family Medicine Residency Program / Family Care Clinic, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Melissa DeNomie, MS, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Karen Krause-Fromm, Department of Family and Community Medicine
 Project Progress Summary Reports:

Project Progress Summary Report 1/1/2013 - 8/31/2013
Project Progress Summary Report 9/1/2013 - 8/31/2014

 Affiliated Web Pages:

     Alzheimer's Association-Southeastern Wisconsin
     Arthritis Foundation
     Columbia College of Nursing
     Wisconsin Center for Health Equity / Milwaukee Health Department

 Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Outreach Materials
    • Developed and printed a trifold health brochure and distributed to project nurses
    • Developed and distributed the “Spiritual Foundations of Senior Health” booklet to church members and Summit attendees
    • Presentation for St. Joseph/Wheaton Family Care Center faculty and residents (January 2014)
    • Hosted the 100 Healthy At-Risk Families Summit (May 2014)
  • Presentations
    • Poster presentation at the MCW Department of Family and Community Medicine Research Forum (May 2013)
    • Poster presentation at the Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) Wisconsin Health Improvement and Research Partnership Forum (September 2013)
    • Co-presentation at the Family Medicine Midwest 2nd Annual Conference (October 2013)
    • Poster presentation at Building Bridges Nursing Research Conference (May 2014)
    • Poster presentation at AHW Looking Back, Moving Forward Conference (May 2014)
    • Poster presentation at Innovations in Faith-Based Nursing Conference (June 2014)
    • Poster presentation at Wisconsin Public Health Nursing Conference (August 2014)
    • Poster presentation at Wisconsin Aging Conference (September 2014)
Contact Us

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