Elder Health Upholders

Project Overview (PDF)

2nd Funding Cycle Development Award

Project Start Date: July 1, 2006
Project End Date: June 30, 2007
Award Amount: $50,000

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.

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  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 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.
Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
(414) 955-4350 | healthierwisconsin@mcw.edu