Improving Access to Quality Dementia Care Services in Underserved Rural Wisconsin

Project Overview

2nd Funding Cycle Impact Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2006
     Project End Date: June 30, 2009 No Cost Extension Through: 12/31/2009

Project Goal Statement: The overall purpose of this initiative is to promote the health and well being of Wisconsin residents affected by Alzheimer's disease and related disorders and their families and in particular those people who reside in traditionally underserved rural and minority communities of our state.

Original Award Amount: $450,000
Adjusted Award Amount: $432,880*

Community Partner:
Primary Community Partner: Alzheimer's Association

Academic Partner:
Primary Academic Partner: Diana Kerwin, MD, Department of Medicine

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2006 - June 2008
     Project Final Report Summary   

Affiliated Web Pages:
     Alzheimer's Association

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Developed the “We All Forget” and “An Overview of Alzheimer’s and Dementia” presentations and presented at several local nutrition sites, public libraries, community service clubs, senior centers, independent senior housing sites, flu clinics, healthy living fairs, primary care clinics and other community sites
  • Paper
    • Kerwin DR. How to prevent a delayed Alzheimer’s diagnosis. The Journal of Family Practice, January 2009, page 9-15.
  • Presentations
    • Presentations at the National Alzheimer’s Association “Maintain Your Brain” and “Partnering with Your Doctor” programs

*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.

Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Research and Education Program (REP)
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Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
P: 414.955.4350 | E:

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