The Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health (TRIUMPH) program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has many dedicated community partners. 

Advocate Aurora Health has been in partnership with the school for more than 40 years, providing high quality medical education in Milwaukee.

TRIUMPH students have dedicated preceptors who are physicians with active practices and UW-Madison faculty appointments. 

UW School of Medicine and Public Health urban medicine teaching sites

  • Advocate Aurora Sinai Medical Center
  • Advocate Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center
  • Advocate Aurora Midtown Clinic
  • Advocate Aurora Walker's Point Community Clinic
  • Federally qualified community health centers, health department, community and free clinics that serve people who are underinsured or uninsured

Community health project sites

Urban health projects are developed and conducted in close collaboration with community practice sites. TRIUMPH has partnerships with over 44 community-based organizations. A number of our long-term partners are highlighted below.

Advocate Aurora Health

Aurora Health Care was established in 1984. In 2018, Aurora Health Care merged with Advocate Health Care to form Advocate Aurora Health, one of the 10 largest hospital systems in the United States. The sites that now constitute Advocate Aurora Health and the Milwaukee Clinical Campus have partnered with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health for over 40 years to recruit and train physicians. Advocate Aurora’s mission is to promote health, prevent illness and provide state of the art diagnosis and treatment whenever and wherever we can best meet people’s individual and family needs.

Advocate Aurora Walker's Point Community Clinic

Since 1994 Walker's Point Community Clinic has provided free care for the homeless and uninsured on Milwaukee's near south side. Many have contributed to make this clinic a nationally known model for innovative approaches for improving the health of one of Wisconsin's most disadvantaged communities. This collaborative model is an example of a prototypical health center of the future, where wellness and prevention services are intricately linked to complimentary medicine and traditional medical care.

The mission of the Walker's Point Community Clinic is to provide access to health care for uninsured patients and those who are underserved by the existing health care network in the greater Milwaukee area.

Center for Urban Population Health

The Center for Urban Population Health was officially established in April 2001 as a partnership of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Advocate Aurora Health and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's College of Health Sciences. The center's mission is to conduct and facilitate original population health research and educational initiatives that improve the health of urban communities through collaboration with academic and community organizations.

The research program of the Center for Urban Population Health is population-focused and community-based, with a health and wellness perspective and a strong commitment to cultural diversity. The center's research programs focus on projects that address the health needs of women and children, the aging population, underrepresented communities and the economically disadvantaged.

Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin

The Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin is the state's voice for children's health. The alliance influences public policy, raises awareness and promotes best practices. The alliance has projects focused on injury prevention and death review, asthma, lead poisoning, oral health, and grief and bereavement.

City of Milwaukee Health Department

The Milwaukee Health Department is working to improve the health of Milwaukee residents through a variety of programs focused on:

  • School health
  • Environmental health
  • Infectious disease prevention and treatment
  • STD/STI prevention and treatment
  • HIV and TB control
  • Maternal and child health
  • Case management services

Students work closely with Paul Hunter, MD, associate medical director and faculty at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

The mission of the City of Milwaukee Health Department is to ensure that services are available to enhance the health of individuals and families, promote healthy neighborhoods, and safeguard the health of the Milwaukee community. To accomplish this mission, the health department works to assess public health needs, develop public health policy, ensure collaboration across sectors and provide direct services when needed.

Community Advocates

Community Advocates is the largest human needs advocacy agency in Wisconsin and provides individuals and families with advocacy services to meet their basic needs so they may live in dignity. The organization provides assistance with housing, utilities, healthcare, Supplemental Security Income and disability advocacy, homelessness, mental illness, family violence and the justice system.

CORE/El Centro

CORE/El Centro is a dynamic, grassroots non-profit organization that offers individuals of all income levels access to natural healing therapies. The center is a place where healing and transformation occur daily for individuals, families and the community. Services are provided by professionals in the fields of Chinese medicine, massage therapy, energy work and holistic exercise and meet the needs of a variety of populations, including women, men, children, survivors of trauma, those with chronic health issues, survivors of cancer and beyond.

Diverse & Resilient

Diverse & Resilient seeks to achieve health equity and improve the safety and well-being of the LGBTQ community. The organization sees a future in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people in Wisconsin thrive, living healthy, satisfying lives in safe supportive communities. They believe LGBTQ people are everywhere, engaging in interesting meaningful lives, and contributing to the welfare of each other the broader community.

Fondy Food Center

The mission of Fondy Food Center is to connect greater Milwaukee to fresh, local food from farm to market to table so that children learn better, adults live healthier and communities celebrate cultural food traditions.

Milwaukee Area Health Education Center

The Milwaukee Area Health Education Center (AHEC) serves southeast Wisconsin to connect school-age students to health careers health professionals to communities and communities to better health. The Area Health Education Center also serves as a link between TRIUMPH and the Milwaukee community. Programs include:

  • Diabetes and arthritis community health education
  • Community health internships for high school, undergraduate and graduate college students
  • Health career classroom presentations to middle and high school students
  • Career mentoring

Milwaukee Center for Independence

Since 1938, Milwaukee Center for Independence's goal has been dignity and independence for each person they serve. The center believes that independence is the key to involvement in the community and that each individual can contribute to our society. It serves some 5,000 people in more than 50 hands-on services. Beneficiaries of the center's work include newborns, working-age adults, persons with mental illness and the frail elderly. The center serves another 3,000 people with financial services across the state. iCare serves nearly 20,000 Medicare and Medicaid members with coordinated medical and social services case management.

Milwaukee County Breastfeeding Coalition

The goal of the coalition is to improve the health and nutrition of infants in Milwaukee County by increasing breastfeeding rates, including initiation, duration and exclusivity, and to change social norms regarding the importance of breastfeeding.

Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission

The Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission is a multi-level, multi-disciplinary and multi-agency homicide review process aimed at reducing the occurrence of homicides in Milwaukee. The review commission creates an environment for many disciplines and agencies to share information and work collectively on violence prevention strategies.

Milwaukee Public Schools

Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels.

Next Door

Next Door’s mission is to support the intellectual, physical, spiritual and emotional development of children so they become self-sufficient, contributing members of the community. Next Door seeks to position neighborhood children and families for long-term success.

Pathfinders Milwaukee, Inc.

Pathfinders seeks to address the needs of youth in Milwaukee by addressing youth housing and shelter, education, family engagement and youth empowerment.

Penfield Children’s Center

Penfield Children’s Center creates a positive start in life for infants and children, many whom have developmental delays or disabilities, by providing early education, health services and family programming.

Southeastern Oneida Tribal Services

The mission of Southeastern Oneida Tribal Services is to strengthen cultural connection and provide services and programs to enhance the well-being of the On^yote?a-ka in southeastern Wisconsin. TRIUMPH collaborates with tribal services to provide health services to elders in the community.

Sojourner Family Peace Center

Established in 1975, Sojourner Family Peace Center seeks to ensure the safety of victims of family violence and provide a pathway out of violence for victims and abusers through opportunities to make positive and lasting changes for themselves and their children.

United Community Center

The United Community Center provides a variety of health programs for Hispanics and near south side Milwaukee residents of all ages in health and human services, education, cultural arts, recreation and community development. Health programs include educational outreach to address obesity, diabetes and heart disease and programs to promote healthy lifestyles.

Walnut Way Conservation Corp.

Walnut Way is a resident-led, community development organization serving the roughly 30-block, Milwaukee Central City neighborhood bounded by North Avenue, 12th Street, Fond du Lac Avenue, Walnut Street and 20th Street. The mission of Walnut Way is to sustain economically diverse and abundant communities through civic engagement, environmental stewardship, and ventures for prosperity.

Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort

WAVE is a statewide organization dedicated to preventing gun violence, injuries and deaths through education and advocacy.


WISEWOMAN is a program designed to help women reduce their risk for heart disease and improve their overall health by addressing risk factors such as high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, obesity, physical inactivity, diabetes, and smoking.


WISDOM is an organization of faith-based groups across the state that work together on issues of social justice.

Additional clinical sites hosting TRIUMPH students

Bread of Healing Clinic

This Lutheran faith-based clinic provides free health care to the poor and uninsured at several church sites in central Milwaukee.

City on a Hill Health Clinic

This nondenominational faith-based health clinic provides holistic care to uninsured patients on the second Saturday of each month.

MLK Heritage Health Center

The MLK Heritage Health Center at 2555 N. Martin Luther King Drive, one of the three clinics operated by Milwaukee Health Services Inc., offers a range of primary health care services including physician, dental, behavioral, benefit determination and pharmacy.

MLK Heritage Health Center serves everyone regardless of income or third-party coverage, and seeks to provide high quality care in an accessible location and at convenient times. This clinic primarily targets the residents of Milwaukee's north side, but services patients from all over the county.

Progressive Community Health Centers

Since 1999, Progressive Community Health Centers has been providing quality, culturally competent health care to people of all ages. With two locations in central Milwaukee, the staff is committed to meeting the medical and dental needs of the entire family.

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers

The Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers provide health care, health education and social services to low-income residents of Milwaukee's culturally diverse south side. Comprehensive health services include adult and pediatric medicine, behavioral health services, women's health, HIV prevention and treatment and physical therapy.