The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health will host Advancing Health Equity 2020 on April 15.

This one-day conference will highlight how community-led partnerships are working to achieve health and health equity in Wisconsin.

When: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Where: Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q Hammons Dr. Middleton, WI, 53562
Time: 8:30 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. conference, 5 p.m. networking reception
Cost: None; the Wisconsin Partnership Program is pleased to present this conference free of charge.

Community-based nonprofits, students, faculty, public health organizations, health funders, policy makers and others across the state are encouraged to attend to learn more about:

  • community-led efforts to achieve health and health equity
  • experiences, best practices and common barriers in expanding health impact across Wisconsin
  • how philanthropy can address health equity

The Wisconsin Partnership Program recognizes that our communities and state thrive when we build strong foundations for health. Learn how community-led partnerships are addressing health and health equity by strengthening the foundations for health through:

  • economic stability
  • neighborhood and built environment
  • social and community context
  • education
  • access to healthcare

The event provides an excellent opportunity to explore the many different approaches, challenges and opportunities for achieving health equity, from the perspectives of community organizations, health systems and academic partners.


The Wisconsin Partnership Program is a permanent endowment within the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, created to improve health and well-being in Wisconsin. It was established in 2004 through a generous and visionary gift from Blue Cross and Blue Shield United of Wisconsin’s conversion to a stock insurance corporation. To date, the Wisconsin Partnership Program has awarded more than 500 grants totaling nearly $238 million and has supported projects in every county in Wisconsin. Its investments support a broad range of projects, spanning basic, clinical and translational research, to education and workforce development, as well as public health initiatives and community partnerships.