HIP Investigator, Dr. Elizabeth Cox and her PROKids team, in collaboration with the investigators at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and West Virginia University, have received a 5-year P01 grant from the National Cancer Institute focused on improving rates of HPV vaccination. The study will implement and evaluate an evidence-based intervention, “the Announcement Approach,” in over 40 pediatric and family medicine practices who are members of the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality or the West Virginia Practice-Based Research Network.
Most research universities have technology transfer infrastructure in place to help researchers apply for patents and spread the use of inventions such as drugs and devices. Yet most research universities lack similar infrastructure to help investigators scale up the use of non-patentable innovations such as novel healthcare models, behavioral or other heath interventions, and smartphone applications.
The Healthy Aging in Rural Towns (HeART) Toolkit contains guidelines and resources for conducting a needs-and-assets assessment and for choosing strategies to strengthen your community's support network and help older adults thrive.
Although the toolkit was designed primarily for use by rural communities, other communities will also find this guide useful, as the steps to needs assessment, asset gathering and strategy making are similar across communities.
This toolkit was developed by researchers and clinicians (Co-Principal Investigators: Barbara Bowers PhD, RN, FAAN and Kim Nolet MS) at the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Nursing Center for Aging Research and Education.
Toolkits for CTSA Program Leaders: Developing D&I and Community-Engaged Research Capacity within a CTSA
The University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UW ICTR) has developed comprehensive Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) resources to support the translational research process. A recent publication in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science describes the essential role of stakeholder engagement in the evolution of the UW ICTR Community and Collaboration (C&Cn) component and its nationally acclaimed D&I Launchpad program.
The University of Wisconsin - Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) Community–Academic Partnerships component (ICTR-CAP) is organized as a federation of more than 40 programs and centers across the UW-Madison campus and Marshfield Clinic each providing resources to support community-engaged translational research. The ICTR-CAP Steering Committee consists of the faculty directors of federation programs and participates in strategic planning to support resource coordination, identify need areas, and build resources to support community-engaged translational research.
A new publication by Dr. Christie Bartels was recently featured in a press release by Wiley. Although smoking increases symptoms and health risks for patients with rheumatic diseases, interventions to help patients quit are rarely available at rheumatology clinics.
In this article, authors implemented a rheumatology staff-driven protocol, Quit Connect, to increase the rate of electronic referrals (e-referrals) to free, state-run tobacco quit lines (TQL). The group found that implementing Quit Connect in rheumatology clinics was feasible and improved referrals to a state-run TQL.
While Collaborative Care is a proven solution to this crisis, implementing it in any medical system exposes unexpected challenges. As an implementation group shapes a Collaborative Care model to fit their local environment, there is no systematic method to determine which parts of the model can be modified or where flexibility might undermine success.
COVID-19 vaccination may be off to a slow start, but soon supply levels will rise and processes will be streamlined. Thoughtfully designed outreach with well-crafted messages will be of the utmost importance to ensure enough people are vaccinated to put us on the path to population immunity and long-term protection from the disease. As decision-makers plan and implement vaccination campaigns, understanding the risk of death (mortality) from COVID-19 and potential barriers to vaccine uptake by ZIP code will be valuable in building effective communication and outreach plans in each community.
COVID-19 vaccination may be off to a slow start, but soon supply levels will rise and processes will be streamlined. Thoughtfully designed outreach with well-crafted messages will be of the utmost importance to ensure enough people are vaccinated to pave the way to population immunity and long-term protection from the disease.
Where people live, and the health-related characteristics of their communities, has a significant impact on the health and health outcomes of residents. Differences in health care quality and outcomes for rural and urban populations has been a focus of national priority and attention.
Researchers at UW-Madison distinguished the unique health-related characteristics of rural and urban ZIP codes across Wisconsin to identify important factors (e.g. health care providers, insurance status, poverty) that contribute to health, resulting in six groups of rural and urban ZIP codes in Wisconsin: Rural Underserved, Rural, Rural Advantaged, Urban Underserved, Urban, and Urban Advantaged.