GRACE Hub

Bridging the gap between health care delivery and the social service sectors in La Crosse

Full Project Name:Gathering Resources & Aligning Community Engagement (GRACE) HubPrimary Community Organization:La Crosse Health DepartmentPrimary Academic Partner:David Nelson, PhD, Family and Community MedicineAward Amount:$294,901
Award Date
July2017
Project Duration:36 months

Project Description Narrative:


Sprawling development has created concentrations of poverty in La Crosse, evidenced by an increased need for free/reduced price meals reaching 62% in some neighborhoods. Poverty has increased rates of decline in these neighborhoods and exacerbated other challenges such as deteriorating housing, increasing crime and emergency resource use. The Gathering Resources & Aligning Community Engagement (GRACE) Hub in La Crosse aims to create, implement and adapt a system to bridge the gap between health care delivery and the social service sector for cost savings, improved population health outcomes, and increased client experience and engagement.

Community partners:

Great Rivers United Way, La Crosse Area Family Collaborative, St. Clare Health Mission, Gundersen Health System, Mayo Clinic Health System including the Foundation

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