Specialty Access for Uninsured Program in Milwaukee County (SAUP)

Project Overview (PDF)

8th Funding Cycle Impact Award

Project Start Date: 1/1/2013
Project End Date: 12/31/2016
Award Amount: $703,976

Project Goal Statement: The goal of SAUP is to ensure timely, clinically appropriate, managed access to specialty care for low-income, uninsured adults in Milwaukee County through a structured model pairing safety net clinics and health systems.

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  Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner:  Milwaukee Health Care Partnership
Additional Community Partner Organization Names:

  • AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
  • Aurora Health Care/Aurora Walker's Point Community Clinic
  • Bread of Healing Clinic
  • Columbia St. Mary's/St. Ben's Clinic
  • MCW/Froedtert Hospital
  • Milwaukee Health Services, Inc.
  • Outreach Community Health Centers
  • Progressive Community Health Centers
  • Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
  • Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare/Angel of Hope Clinic
  Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: John Fangman, MD, Department of Medicine
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Joan Neuner, MD, MPH, Department of Medicine
  • Marie Wolff PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Amy Kistner MS, LPC, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  Project Progress Summary Reports:
  Affiliated Web Pages:
  Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Article
    • Article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (August 2014)
    • Article submitted to the Wisconsin Medical Journal
    • Article published in Wisconsin Health News (November 2015)
    • Article published in Health Care Financial Management (November 2016)
  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Developed SAUP fact sheet
    • Educational presentations to partnership members, healthcare stakeholders, safety net clinic and health system administrator and clinical leadership
    • Disseminated shared learnings to all health systems
  • Poster Presentations:
    • Poster presentation at the Association for Community Health Improvement (March 2017)
  • Presentations
    • Presentation to the Medical Society of Milwaukee on the project's status (February 2013)
    • Presentation at the UHC Ambulatory Care and Physician Practice Council Meeting (June 2013)
    • Presentation to the Medical Society of Milwaukee County (May 2014)
    • Presentation at the Society of General Internal Medicine Midwest Regional Meeting 2015
    • Presentation at Communities Joined in Action (February 2017)
    • Panel presentation at the HWPP PSE Change Symposium (April 2017)
Contact Us

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