Northeast Clinic, Madison Fire Department Pilot Dryden Terrace Outreach Project

On September 15, 2015, a small group of residents, faculty and staff from the UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health met with residents of the Dryden Terrace apartments on Madison's northeast side as part of an outreach effort by the Madison Fire Department (MFD).

Dryden Terrace is a housing development for seniors and the disabled located within a stone's throw of UW Northeast Family Medicine Center. The meeting was an outgrowth of "hot-spotting" by MFD that identified Dryden Terrace as a focus of disproportionate resource utilization in Madison. It provided an opportunity for residents of Dryden Terrace, fire officers from MFD's Station 10, and providers and staff from Northeast Clinic to mingle and discuss community needs.

The pilot outreach effort is called "CARE: Community Action Resource and Education" and will continue throughout the fall on a monthly basis. Participating on Tuesday were Madison residents Chris Danford, MD, Julia Lubsen, MD, Emily Torell, MD; Northeast clinic staff Ann O’Connor, PA, and Jean Skinner, RN, and faculty Jennifer Edgoose, MD, MPH.

We welcome this collaboration between the Madison Fire Department and DFMCH.