2nd Funding Cycle Impact Award
Project Start Date: 7/1/2006
Project End Date: 6/30/2009
Project Goal Statement: Milwaukee Cares will substantially improve the health status of uninsured residents of Milwaukee County by providing appropriate access to free episodic, primary and specialty care; hospital services; and medication through the creation of a voluntary network of physicians, health professionals, hospitals and pharmaceutical services.
Original Award Amount: $450,000
Adjusted Award Amount: $433,344*
Primary Community Partner: Medical Society of Milwaukee County
Primary Academic Partner: Theodore MacKinney, MD, Department of Medicine
Project Progress Summary Reports:
Project Progress Report Summary July 2006 - June 2008
Project Final Report Summary
Affiliated Web Pages:
Medical Society of Milwaukee County
Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
Featured in The Business Journal – Managing chronic disease: When not under control, costs add up for business, society. The Business Journal. May 2, 2008.
Presented early program findings to the Free Clinic Collaborative and community-based organizations
MacKinney T. Demographics of the uninsured in Milwaukee County: A study to better understand the nature of the uninsured residents of Milwaukee County. October 31, 2006.
MacKinney T, Visotcky AM, Tarima S, Whittle J. Does providing care for uninsured patients decrease emergency room visits and hospitalizations? Journal of Primary Care & Community Health 4(2), 135-142. 2013.
*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.