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Milwaukee Cares

Project Overview

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*

Community Partner:
Primary Community Partner: Medical Society of Milwaukee County

Academic Partner:
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)

  • Article
    • Featured in The Business Journal – Managing chronic disease: When not under control, costs add up for business, society. The Business Journal. May 2, 2008.
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Presented early program findings to the Free Clinic Collaborative and community-based organizations
  • Paper
    • 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.

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