Implementing changes in behaviors of both primary care providers and their high-risk clients with chronic disease

The Foundation's initiative, Prescription for Health: Promoting Healthy Behaviors in Primary Care Research Networks, was designed to develop, field test, and disseminate innovative and feasible interventions for primary-care based health behavior change counseling.The purpose of this project is to use a multidimensional strategy to promote behavior changes in the diverse, low-income populations served by eight academic community nursing centers. This plan will pair group health education and support sessions with increased activity sessions, and develop/reinforce a social network component for each participant. Provider behavior changes will be promoted through the implementation of: (1) standardized health assessments; (2) health education program referral procedures; (3) intensive nurse outreach; and (4) health promotion curriculum tailored for low-income, culturally diverse clients at risk for poor health outcomes due to poor diet and limited activity.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $125,000.00

Awarded on: 7/1/2003

Time frame: 7/1/2003 - 10/31/2004

Grant Number: 49051


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing

P.O. Box 340
Milwaukee, 53201-0340


Laura Anderko
Project Director