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Keywords

African Americans, community-campus partnerships, elderly, faith communities, health promotion, lay health volunteers, medically underserved

 

Authors

  1. Ellis, Julie L.
  2. Morzinski, Jeffrey A.

Abstract

ABSTRACT: In a nation plagued by skyrocketing healthcare costs, is there an affordable way to address health needs of older African Americans in medically underserved areas? The Milwaukee, Wisconsin's Elder Community Health Upholder (ECHU) project indicates yes, we can. The key: A partnership that guides committed volunteers focused on establishing and sustaining health initiatives in faith-based settings.