Where Is Care is a Madison-based nonprofit startup with the goal of increasing access to health and social services for low-income uninsured and underinsured individuals.

In addition to improving access to care for this population, Where Is Care has identified an opportunity to reduce uncompensated care for hospitals, increase capacity in high-demand areas such as dental and mental health, and more evenly distribute usage among health service providers. Where Is Care is working in partnership with the UW School of Social Work, SSM Health Dean Medical Group and over 40 other community health and social service agencies.

To help at-risk individuals, Where Is Care is developing an online community of health and social service providers offering free or subsidized care. This online community will include a broad spectrum of organizations and programs ranging from free and charitable clinics to housing support, food pantries, affordable day care, transportation, etc. Providers will be able to identify who they offer services to, the services they offer and the real-time availability of those services. Users will have the ability to search for relevant services and quickly find which providers can offer care.

Where Is Care mission

Create meaningful connections between people and the resources they need, in every community, every day.

Project opportunities:

  • Assist with identifying the health and human service gaps in both rural and urban counties in Wisconsin
  • Create and coordinate outreach and education strategies to expand the service coverage of Where Is Care
  • Create materials, including reports, newsletters and visual aids such as infographics, YouTube clips, photographs and flyers
  • Assist marketing and communication team with providing information to the public by preparing and presenting press releases, conducting media campaigns and/or maintaining program-related websites
  • Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with Where Is Care leadership as well as external partners
  • Develop, prepare and coordinate grant applications and grant-related activities to obtain funding
  • Other duties as assigned

Ideal student qualifications

  • The ability to work effectively remotely and under minimal supervision
  • Strong spoken and written communication skills, including public speaking
  • An interest in data collection, survey design and implementation
  • An interest in public health communications and marketing
  • Interest in one of the organization's priority areas including mental health, AODA, aging services, homeless services, developmental disabilities, family and children services
  • A demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse range of groups, professionals, agencies and community members