Aurora Research Institute building

TRIUMPH Community Practice Sites

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.

As a TRIUMPH student you will have a dedicated clinical preceptor who is a physician with an active practice and a UW–Madison faculty appointment.

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 55 community-based organizations. Our long-term partners include:

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. 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 people’s individual and family needs can best be met.

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.

Center for Urban Population Health

The Center for Urban Population Health (CUPH) 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 CUPH 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.

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

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.

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. AHEC 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

Additional Clinical Sites Hosting TRIUMPH Students

Bread of Healing Clinic

Bread of Healing Clinic is a Lutheran faith-based clinic providing free health care to the poor and uninsured at several church sites in central Milwaukee.

City on a Hill Health Clinic

City on a Hill Health Clinic is a nondenominational faith-based health clinic providing holistic care to uninsured patients on the second Saturday of each month.

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.