Los Cuidadores Unidos: United Latino Caregivers

Project Overview

7th Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date: 1/1/2012
     Project End Date: 12/31/2013 - No Cost Extension Through: 6/30/2014

Project Goal Statement: To pilot an innovative, culturally appropriate intervention to improve the health of caregivers of Latino elderly with Alzheimer's Disease or other cognitive impairment.

Award Amount: $199,941

Community Partner:
Primary Community Partner: Juan Ruiz, Centro de la Comunidad Unida - United Community Center (UCC)

Academic Partner(s):
Primary Academic Partner: Zeno Franco, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Additional Academic Partner: Melissa DeNomie, MS, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary 1/1/2012 - 8/31/2012  
     Project Progress Report Summary 9/1/2012 - 8/31/2013
     Project Final Report Summary

Affiliated Web Pages:
     Centro de la Comunidad Unida - United Community Center

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by the project partners)

  • Articles

    • Article in United Community Center Newsletter – Caring for the Latino Caregiver. Centro de la Comunidad Unida-United Community Center. September-December 2012

  • Awards

    • The Latino Geriatric Center nominated for the 2013 Eureka Award of the Milwaukee Business Journal (March 2013)

  • Outreach Materials / Events

    • Developed and distributed recruitment brochure to community members
    • Conducted five bimonthly informational and educational sessions with Latino caregivers in the community
    • Collaborated with other organizations to plan and conduct the December 2012 Annual Caregivers Conference
    • Developed materials to educate about Behavior Activation Treatment Model and Family Systems Theory
    • Presentation of project results and future planning to a stakeholders group at UCC
  • Poster Presentations

    • Poster presentation at the Wisconsin Research and Education Network (WREN) Wisconsin Health Improvement and Research Partnership Forum (September 2013)
    • Poster presentation by an M2 MCW student at the MCW Student Research Poster Session
    • Poster presentation at the Gerontological Society of America conference (November 2013)
    • Poster presentation at the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Association conference (May 2014)
    • Poster presentation at the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Looking Back, Moving Forward conference (May 2014)
  • Presentations

    • Conducted recruitment presentation at Caregiver Workshop Day (August 2011)
    • Presentation at the HWPP Conference (February 2013)
    • Presentation at the Wisconsin Network Conference on Alzheimer's and Related Dementias (May 2013)
    • Presentation at the MCW Department of Family and Community Medicine's Core Research Group (May 2013)
    • Presentation at the Aging Well conference (May 2014)
Contact Us

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