Building Community Capacity: GAMP Chronic Disease Management Initiative

Project Overview

2nd Funding Cycle Impact Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2006
     Project End Date: 6/30/2009

Project Goal Statement: The GAMP Chronic Disease Management Initiative will utilize case management to improve patient self-management skills, improve health outcomes, and increase the effective use of health resources for 625 indigent, uninsured persons suffering from chronic disease and establish a model for replication throughout the GAMP system.

Original Award Amount: $449,970
Adjusted Award Amount: $430,668*

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Nursing
Additional community partner organization names:

  • Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
  • City of Milwaukee
  • Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital
  • Milwaukee Continuum of Care
  • Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services
  • Wisconsin Health and Hospital Association
  • WPS

Academic Partners:
Primary Academic Partner: Joan Bedinghaus, MD, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Additional Academic Partner: Ann Maguire, MD, MPH, Department of Medicine

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

Affiliated Web Pages:
    Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
    City of Milwaukee
    Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital
    Milwaukee Continuum of Care
    Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Nursing
    Wisconsin Health and Hospital Association
    WPS

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Outreach Materials/Events
    • Developed the GAMP Case Management Study brochure and distributed at the Silver Spring Community Nursing Center
    • Provided nursing student clinical experiences in community health for 64 undergraduate and two graduate students
  • Posters
    • Poster presentation at the National Association of City and County Health Officers Annual Conference  - Schnicke L, Gallegos D, Bedinghaus J, Chianelli J, Anderko L, Bell-Calvin J, Zabler B, Baldwin V, De-Brabant M. Community Collaborative Disease Management Model: An Initial Snapshot of Treating Chronic Diseases in Public Sector Populations. National Association of City and County Health Officers Annual Conference. Columbus, OH. July 11-13, 2007.
    • Poster presentation at the 11th Annual Public Health Nursing Conference – Anderko L, Bell-Calvin J, Bedinghaus J, Collentine C, Zabler B, Baldwin V, De-Brabant M. Putting the Pieces Together: Changing Systems to Reduce Health Disparities. 11th Annual Public Health Nursing Conference. Stevens Point, WI. August 19, 2008.
    • Poster presentation at the Annual Research Day, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing – Zabler B, Anderko L, Bell-Calvin J, Bedinghaus J, Collentine C, Baldwin V, De-Brabant M, Gallegos D. Community Collaborative: A Disease Management Model: An Initial snapshot of Treating Chronic Diseases in Public Sector Populations. Annual Research Day, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing. Milwaukee, WI.
    • Poster presentation at The Omaha System International Conference: A Key to Practice, Documentation and Information Management – De-Brabant M, Anderko L, Bell-Calvin J, Bedinghaus J, Collentine C, Baldwin V, Gallegos D. Community Collaborative: A Disease Management Model: An Initial Snapshot of Treating Chronic Diseases in Public Sector Populations” The Omaha System International Conference: A Key to Practice, Documentation and Information Management. Minneapolis, MN. April 16-18, 2009.
    • Poster presentation at the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Family and Community Medicine Annual Research Forum – Bedinghaus J, Zabler B, Bell-Calvin J, De-Brabant M, Baldwin V, Collentine C, Gallegos D. The GAMP Chronic Disease Management Initiative: Nurse Case Management Services for the Urban Poor. Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Family and Community Medicine Annual Research Forum. Milwaukee, WI. June 1, 2009.
    • Poster presentation at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference on Practice Improvement – Bedinghaus J, Zabler B, Bell-Calvin J, De-Brabant M, Baldwin V, Collentine C, Gallegos D. The GAMP Chronic Disease Management Initiative: Nurse Case Management Services for the Urban Poor. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference on Practice Improvement. Kansas City, MO. November 5-7, 2009.
  • Presentations
    • Presentation at the National Nursing Centers Consortium 8th Annual Conference – Bell-Calvin J, Zabler B, Baldwin V, De-Brabant M, Anderko L, Bedinghaus J, Collentine C, Gallegos D. The Dose of Nurse Case Management and the Impact on Client Health Status for Uninsured Adults with Chronic Disease. National Nursing Centers Consortium 8th Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA. November 5-7, 2009.

*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)
P: 414.955.8075 | E: ahw@mcw.edu

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
P: 414.955.4350 | E: healthierwisconsin@mcw.edu

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