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Elder Health Upholders

Project Overview

2nd Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2006
     Project End Date: 6/30/2007

Project Goal Statement: This project aims to improve health outcomes for southeastern Wisconsin's African American older adults through the use of uniquely trained volunteers who will provide culturally appropriate health education, social support and health advocacy through churches where these volunteers and older adults are members.

Award Amount: $50,000

Community Partner:
Primary Community Partner: Covenant Healthcare Systems, Inc.

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

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2006 - June 2007
     Project Final Report Summary    

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Developed and distributed the Elder Health Upholders newsletter
    • Developed a monograph about Elder Health Upholders and its volunteers – Williams J. Removing the Health Care Barriers for African American Seniors. January 2007.
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