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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.


Community opportunity grants

Community Opportunity Grants Awarded


Five county health departments and six nonprofit organizations received grants though the Partnership Program’s Community Opportunity Grants Program in June. Totaling nearly $540,000, the grants focus on improving the health of state residents of all ages and address a wide range of topics, including obesity, alcohol and other drug abuse, child abuse and mental health. Read more

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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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Investigating Barriers to Health


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

Farm to School

Celebrating Community Partnerships


The Wisconsin Partnership Program’s Growing Farm to School project received a 2014 UW-Madison Community-University Partnership Award at the Olin House on June 3.


Funded by a Community-Academic Partnership Fund (CAPF) grant in 2012, the project seeks to improve nutrition and increase physical activity among Wisconsin children. Read more


annual report

Outcome Reports 

Wisconsin Partnership Program
Last updated: 11/12/2015
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