One Hundred Healthy, At-Risk Families

Project Overview (PDF)

8th Funding Cycle Development Award

    Project Start Date:    January 1, 2013
    Project End Date:      December 31, 2014 - No Cost Extension Through: June 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.

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  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:
  Affiliated Web Pages:
  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)
    • Developed and distributed 10 project newsletters for project partners and churches
  • 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)
    • Roundtable presentation at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Practice Improvement Conference (December 2014)
    • Presentation at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Pre-Doc Conference (January 2016)
    • Poster presentation at the MCW Department of Family and Community Medicine's Research Forum (June 2015)
Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
P: 414.955.4350 | E: healthierwisconsin@mcw.edu

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