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Community and Public Health




The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has a long-standing, school-wide commitment to the Wisconsin Idea of using the resources of the university to meet the community needs of the entire state. A number of exceptional, highly innovative programs have been developed that are socially responsive in addressing unmet community needs, and also are directly linked to our research and educational missions.



Spencer Foreman Award


Our commitment to service has been recognized by the AAMC, which awarded our school with the Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Service. The honor affirms our decision to become the nation's first integrated school of medicine and public health.


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A Revolutionary Model


As an integrated school of medicine and public health, we will build a new and better infrastructure for the promotion of health and the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease for the people of Wisconsin, which will then serve the nation as the leading model for improving the health of the public.


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Addressing Vital Health Care Needs


Three of our education programs have two important goals: increasing the number of primary care physicians and addressing the health care needs of underserved populations. Learn more about the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine (WARM), Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health (TRIUMPH) and Rural and Urban Scholars in Community Health (RUSCH).


Measuring the Nation's Health


The County Health Rankings, a collaboration between the UW Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, help community leaders identify factors that make residents unhealthy and mobilize communities to develop solutions.

Healthy birth outcomes


Fighting Health Disparities


Infant mortality among African-American births is one of Wisconsin's most critical health issues. The Wisconsin Partnership Program created the Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families to address this problem through best-practice public health and self-sustaining community-based interventions.


Our Transformation

Wisconsin Idea

Community and Public Health

Last updated: 01/27/2015
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