The Survey of the Health of Wisconsin is modeled after the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. SHOW's annual surveys present an accurate and timely picture of the health of Wisconsin adult residents across geographic and socio-demographic subgroups.
As a shared resource, data from the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin will allow state policy makers, researchers, and other community stakeholders to monitor the prevalence of health outcomes, determinants, disparities, and trends over time in order to facilitate public health assessment, priority setting, policy development, and program evaluation.
SHOW is funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program and the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. SHOW is under the direction of Dr. F. Javier Nieto and his team at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
The Survey of the Health of Wisconsin team includes experts in population health research from the UW Department of Population Health Sciences, the Center for Urban Population Health in Milwaukee, the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation and consultants from multiple UW departments and around the nation.