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Wisconsin Partnership Program


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The Wisconsin Partnership Program represents a far-reaching commitment by University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to improve the health and well-being of Wisconsin residents through investments in research, education, prevention practices and interventions, and policy development.



Yao Liu

An Innovative Vision for Diabetic Retinopathy


Dr. Yao Liu, assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, is using a 2015 New Investigator Program award for a research project aimed at increasing access to screening and improving eye screening rates in underserved, rural Wisconsin communities, where diabetic diabetic retinopathy is a major cause of blindness among working adults. Read more

Community opportunity grants

Community Impact Grants Cover Diverse Health Issues and Needs


Four new Community Impact Grants funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program support innovative health projects that will impact Wisconsin residents of all ages, races and backgrounds. Projects range from expanding the school garden network to improving assisted living quality, advancing school-based mental health and reimagining the criminal justice system. Read more

Hope Villiard

Statewide Partners Train Future Rural Physicians


To address the state’s serious shortage of physicians in rural areas, the UW School of Medicine and Public Health created the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine (WARM) with funding from the Wisconsin Partnership Program. Fifty-eight percent of WARM graduates from 2011 to 2015 entered primary care residencies, including 29 who pursued family medicine programs. Read more

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Promoting Healthy Habits


The Partnership Program provides funding for basic, clinical, translational and applied public health research. A 2010 Collaborative Health Sciences Program grant looked at individual, social, and environmental barriers to physical activity and good nutrition among Latino students on the South Side of Milwaukee. Learn more


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Wisconsin Partnership Program
Last updated: 02/08/2016
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