The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison recognizes that in order to address the evolving health care needs of the residents of Wisconsin and beyond, an integrated approach that unites medicine and public health will be required.
Learn how this approach is shaping our education, research and community outreach efforts.
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.
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.
Watch the video to learn about the rankings.
Caring for the Community
MEDiC is one of many ways our students make a difference in the community. MEDiC provides free health care to underserved and uninsured people in Madison and Dane County. Watch the video to learn how students, physicians and nurses to work together at the student-run free clinics.
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.
Watch the video to learn how this initiative exemplifies the Wisconsin Idea.
EMBRACING THE WISCONSIN IDEA
Our integrated approach to medicine and public health exemplifies the Wisconsin Idea, the principle that education should influence and improve people's lives beyond the university classroom. The Wisconsin Idea can be felt in many of the UW School and Medicine and Public Health's education, research and community outreach programs.