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Healthier Workforce 2009: Improving Health & Employability of Welfare-to-Work Participants

Project Overview

2nd Funding Cycle Impact Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2006
     Project End Date: 6/30/2009

Project Goal Statement: Healthier Workforce 2009 Improving the Health & Employability of Welfare-to-Work Participants will reduce health related barriers to employment and improve the health status of Wisconsin Works (W-2) participants.

Original Award Amount: $450,000
Adjusted Award Amount: $388,183*

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Community Advocates, Inc.
Additional community partner organization name: MAXIMUS, Inc.

Academic Partner:
Primary Academic Partner: Ann Maguire, MD, MPH, Department of Medicine

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2006 - June 2008
     Project Final Report Summary    

Affiliated Web Pages:
     Community Advocates, Inc.
     MAXIMUS, Inc.

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Abstracts
    • Abstract accepted by the American Journal of Epidemiology – Maguire A, Xiang X, Eastwood D, Tarima S. Health Related Barriers To Employment: Data From A Welfare Reform Program. American Journal of Epidemiology.
    • Abstract accepted by the Society of General Internal Medicine – Maguire AM, Xiang Q, Eastwood D, Vernon L, Dunn C, Riemer D, Tarima S. The Impact Of Health Status On Loss Of Jobs Among Low Income Workers. Society of General Internal Medicine. 2009.
    • Abstract accepted by the Society of General Internal Medicine – Maguire AM, Xiang Q, Eastwood D, Vernon L, Dunn C, Riemer D, Tarima S. Correlates of Health Status and Employment Loss Among Unemployed Urban Workers. Society of General Internal Medicine. 2009.  
    • Abstract accepted by the Society of General Internal Medicine – Maguire AM, Xiang Q, Eastwood D, Tarima S. Health Related Barriers to Employment: An Analysis of Data from a Welfare Reform Program. Society of General Internal Medicine. 2008.  
  • Paper
    • Tarima SS, Eastwood D, Xiang Q, Maguire A. Sensitivity analysis for file-matching pattern of missing data. Statist Med, 2009, 00:1-16.
  • Poster
    • Poster presentation – Tarima S, Eastwood D, Xiang Q, Maguire AM. The use of design information for multi-source parameter estimation: Wisconsin unemployment data.
  • Presentations
    • Presentation at the 31st Annual Society of General Internal Medicine Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA.
    • Presentation at the 41st Annual Society for Epidemiologic Research Meeting. Chicago, IL.
    • Presentation at the 12th Annual Centers for Disease Control/ATSDR Symposium on Statistical Methods. Decatur, GA.

*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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