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Community-Academic Partners For Elder Abuse Education and Prevention

Project Overview

1st Funding Cycle Planning Award
     Project Start Date: 3/1/2005
     Project End Date: 2/28/2006

Project Goal Statement: This project aims to study needs, map assets, and develop a strategic plan for reducing risk and incidence of physical, emotional, and material abuse of older adults in Milwaukee County.

Award Amount: $24,991

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Milwaukee County Department on Aging
Additional community partner organization name: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Center on Age and Community

Academic Partners:
Primary Academic Partner: Tovah Bates PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Annette Cernohous, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Shari Crome, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Kevin Hamburger, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary March 2005 - February 2006
     Project Final Report Summary

Affiliated Web Pages:
     Milwaukee County Department on Aging
     University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Center on Age and Community

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Developed and distributed an asset map and a needs assessment of injury and violence prevention programs and supports in Milwaukee County for elder abuse intervention and prevention
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