The CRC website is designed to provide key information and resources about clinical care for staff members caring for residents living in long-term care (LTC) facilities. The CRC project began as a Civil Money Penalty (CMP) funded research project in 2007. The website, originally called WCRC (Wisconsin Clinical Resource Center) was designed by the Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis (CHSRA) at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. The project was jointly sponsored by the Wisconsin Health Care Association (WHCA), LeadingAge Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WI DHS).
Website access is currently available to staff working in Wisconsin nursing homes and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WI DHS). 2017 marked the beginning of a new pilot project between CHSRA and the Texas Health Care Association (THCA) which provides CRC access to skilled nursing facility (SNF) staff working in in the state of Texas, this access is provided by the THCA.
In 2019, CRC will also be available to members of the Wisconsin Coalition for Collaborative Excellence in Assisted Living (WCCEAL), please contact your LTC provider association to see if you have access.
CRC has been designed to provide key information and resources about clinical care for long-term care staff. The secure, log-in based CRC website is a user-friendly resource which provides links to educational and clinical information about selected care areas and training topics. The key components of the website are the Care Area Modules, Training Modules, full downloadable versions of AMDA clinical practice guidelines and other materials, and both Federal and State specific long-term care regulations. To facilitate ease of use, each care area module is organized using a framework that provides tools, guidelines, related regulations and additional resources for learning. It provides a one-stop, dynamic forum for accessing useful information and resources about long-term care. The following Care Area Modules and Training Modules are currently available on the CRC website, as well as full copies of the AMDA Clinical Practice Guides and other tools and resources from AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.