The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health is seeking applicants for its 2019 Community Impact Grants Program.

The overarching goal of the Community Impact Grant program is to advance health equity in Wisconsin communities through support for large-scale, evidence-informed, community-academic partnership initiatives that address the social determinants of health. These partnerships require substantial and authentic community leadership to achieve sustainable systems change and must be supported by robust evaluation.

Each award is for a maximum of $1 million over a period of five years. The Partnership Program anticipates making up to five awards each year. The application process involves three stages; with a letter of intent for stage one due March 25, 2019. Progressing to the second and third stage is by invitation only.

The Partnership Program’s mission is to bring about lasting improvements in health and well-being and advance health equity in Wisconsin through investments in community partnerships, education and research. Our annual grant programs are a primary mechanism for implementation of our 2019-2024 Five Year Plan; therefore, we ask all applicants to be familiar with our plan in advance of applying for any grant.

For more information on the Community Impact Grant program, please contact Andrea Dearlove at 608-265-8146 or adearlove@wisc.edu.

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is committed to improving the health and well-being of Wisconsin residents through investments in community partnerships, education and research. The Wisconsin Partnership Program was established at the school in 2004, through an endowment gift from Blue Cross Blue Shield United of Wisconsin’s conversion to a stock insurance corporation.

To date, the Wisconsin Partnership Program has awarded more than 450 research, education and community partnership grants toward improving the health of the people of Wisconsin.