Improving Assisted Living Quality through Collaborative System Change (WPP)

The Wisconsin Partnership Community Impact Grant continues the ongoing WCCEAL collaboration to improve the outcomes of individuals living in Wisconsin Assisted Living Communities (ALCs). This includes individuals in all Assisted Living client groups, including elderly, intellectually disabled, physically disabled, and those with mental health issues. The project has six aims:

  1. Reach: Ensure that residents of Wisconsin Assisted Living Communities (ALCs) have access to quality care by expanding the reach of the collaborative to engage more ALCs.
  2. Infrastructure: Improve ALCs’ ability to report and compare their progress and quality improvement by collaboratively updating the WCCEAL data infrastructure.
  3. Disparities: Address health disparities in the state by assessing and targeting ALCs providing services to underserved populations.
  4. Family Care: Reach more publically-funded and underserved residents through integrating WCCEAL into the Family Care Quality Strategy.  Connecting ALCs to a tested quality improvement infrastructure will improve the overall quality of the long-term care system by focusing on achieving people's health and social outcomes.
  5. Quality Improvement: Improve specific quality targets for ALCs by developing educational opportunities and/or processes that would allow for ALCs to work with their peers.
  6. Dissemination: Produce and disseminate evidence to sustain positive systems change through this collaborative.

Project Duration: 3/1/2016 through 2/28/2021

Primary Personnel

Principal Investigator: David Zimmerman
Co-Investigator & Project Director: Susan Nordman-Oliveira
Co-Investigator: Edmond Ramly
Co-Investigator: James H. Ford II
Contact: WCCEAL helpdesk

Sponsoring Agency

Wisconsin Coalition for Collaborative Excellence in Assisted Living (WCCEAL)

Funding Source

Wisconsin Partnership Program Community Impact (WPP-CI)

Links

WCCEAL website
Wisconsin Partnership Program Community Impact (WPP-CI)
Wisconsin Partnership Program 2015 Grant Announcements
Partnership aims to improve quality, consistency in Wisconsin assisted living communities