Healthier WI Partnership Program

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One Hundred Healthy, At-Risk Families

Project Overview

8th Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date: 1/1/2013
     Project End Date: 12/31/2014

Project Goal Statement: This initiative prepares a network of pastors, nurses, at-risk seniors and their care support workers across ten urban Milwaukee church communities to sustain the safety, health and stability of 100 at-risk parishioner families.

Award Amount: $192,793

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Julie Ellis, PhD, RN GCNS, Columbia College of Nursing
Additional community partner organization names:

  • Alzheimer's Association-Southeastern Wisconsin
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH)
  • St Martin de Porres Catholic Church
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

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

  • Kevin Izard MD, St Joseph Family Medicine Residency Program / Family Care Clinic, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Melissa DeNomie, MS, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Karen Krause-Fromm, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Summary Report 1/1/2013 - 8/31/2013

Affiliated Web Pages:
     Alzheimer's Association-Southeastern Wisconsin
     Arthritis Foundation
     Columbia College of Nursing

     Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH)
     Wisconsin Center for Health Equity / Milwaukee Health Department

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  •      Outreach Materials
    • Developed and printed a trifold health brochure and distributed to project nurses
  • Presentations
    • Poster presentation at the MCW Department of Family and Community Medicine Research Forum (May 2013)
    • Poster presentation at the Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) Wisconsin Health Improvement and Research Partnership Forum (September 2013)
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