MEDic Program and Leaders Receive Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Grant Support

Project leaders Madeline Duffy, MPH, and Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD, were recently awarded a 3-year, $38,427 grant from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment, to support the MEDiC and Center for Families Pediatric Clinic. MEDiC, a School of Medicine and Public Health organization, provides healthcare to underserved members of the Madison community, while fostering interprofessional educational experiences for UW-Madison students in the Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant programs. The Center for Families is a nonprofit organization that provides a comprehensive array of social and support services to underserved families on the north side of Madison. MEDiC and the Center for Families will form a new partnership to better address the wellbeing of children through a poverty-sensitive, pediatric medical clinic. Rooted in evidence-based best practices, this clinic will provide an integrated psychosocial and medical approach to care, leveraging social service referrals within and between organizations and with external community partners.