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The Wisconsin Partnership Program represents a far-reaching commitment by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to greatly improve the health and well-being of people in Wisconsin now and for years to come. In alignment with the Wisconsin Idea, the Wisconsin Partnership Program reaches beyond the campus to improve the health of Wisconsinites through innovative research and education programs and community partnerships.

Learn how the Wisconsin Partnership Program supports researchers, educators and community organizations across Wisconsin to improve our state’s health and well-being.

Our three-pillar approach

The work of the Wisconsin Partnership Program aligns with the mission and vision of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Our investments in research, education and community-engaged initiatives provide a complementary approach to improving health.

Explore our grant programs

The Wisconsin Partnership Program administers competitive grant programs for both community organizations and UW faculty, each with a unique approach toward improving health and advancing health equity in Wisconsin.

Making an impact

From funding research projects that address a diverse range of health and health care issues to supporting public health initiatives and education and training programs that are preparing the next generation of health care providers, our investments are making a difference throughout Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Partnership Program continues to work with faculty and communities across the state to address many of Wisconsin’s most compelling and complex health problems. Over the past 18 months, the Wisconsin Partnership Program supported a broad range of initiatives, which are outlined in Annual and Outcomes reports.

Committed to improving health for everyone

Many factors influence health. The Wisconsin Partnership Program understands we must identify and address health disparities to positively affect health in Wisconsin. Watch a video series to learn how some of our community partners are addressing this critical health issue.

Get to know us

The Wisconsin Partnership Program extends the mission of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to advance health. See how we embody the Wisconsin Idea.

Who we are

Our investments in research and education initiatives and community partnerships focus on improving health, well-being and health care in Wisconsin.

News

Wisconsin Partnership Program announces new Community Impact Grant awards
11/10/2022
The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is pleased to announce two new initiatives awarded through its Community Impact Grant Program.
Wisconsin Partnership Program announces $1.5 million in new Maternal and Child Health Grant awards
09/09/2022
The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is pleased to announce 10 new projects selected for funding through its Maternal and Child Health Grant Program.
Wisconsin Partnership Program accepting applications for New Investigator Program grants
07/14/2022
The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health invites eligible faculty to submit a preliminary application for a New Investigator Program grant. Awards are up to $150,000 over two years.
Wisconsin Partnership Program announces 2022 Collaborative Health Sciences Program grant recipients
06/28/2022
The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health has announced three new awards to interdisciplinary research teams through its Collaborative Health Sciences Grant Program. The new awards support novel approaches an...
WPP Oversight and Advisory Committee Announces New Leadership
05/31/2022
The Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP) at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has announced that Manish Shah, MD, MPH, professor and vice chair of research in the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine, will ser...
Wisconsin Partnership Program Welcomes New Administrative Director
05/18/2022
The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) is pleased to welcome Megan Miller as its new Administrative Director.
New program to expand access to substance abuse treatment in rural WI
04/28/2022
A new statewide collaboration between the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health aims to bring much needed help to rural communities grappling with a rise in substance use and addiction.
Wisconsin Partnership Program seeks applicants for 2022 Community Impact Grant Program
04/28/2022
The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health has released its 2022 Community Impact Grants Program Request for Partnerships. Through the Community Impact Grant Program, the Wisconsin Partnership Program advances...
Wisconsin Partnership Program seeks applicants for maternal and child health funding opportunity
04/11/2022
The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health is accepting applications for its Strengthening Community Solutions to Improve Maternal and Infant Health funding opportunity. This funding seeks to support work to r...
Wisconsin receives a 'C' in latest population health report card
04/06/2022
Wisconsin received a 'C' grade for overall health of people living in the state, according to a recent report by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
Wisconsin Partnership Program aims to bolster state's health care workforce with tuition credit for nursing students
02/28/2022
A tuition credit will strengthen Wisconsin’s health care workforce by incentivizing nursing students at UW System schools to help staff hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and health care facilities in the state during the recent COVID-19 surg...
Wisconsin Partnership Program announces $600,000 in research awards for early-career faculty
02/15/2022
The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is pleased to announce four new awards totaling $600,000 to the school's faculty through its New Investigator Program.
Health disparities expert Amy Kind named associate dean for social health sciences and programs
12/02/2021
Amy Kind, MD, PhD, will serve as the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s inaugural associate dean for social health sciences and programs. Kind is a professor of medicine and an international leader in the field of...
Wisconsin Partnership Program announces $4 Million in awards to health equity initiatives
11/29/2021
The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has announced its 2021 Community Impact Grant awards.
Wisconsin Partnership Program announces new awards to support community-led efforts to improve Black maternal and infant health
11/16/2021
The Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP) at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health has announced eight new awards totaling $1.2 million to support community organizations working to improve maternal and infant health outcomes for Black mothers...

Meet our partners

Through projects and initiatives across the state, Wisconsin Partnership Program grantees and partners work to advance health and health equity for all.

Barbershop health initiative

Aaron Perry and the Rebalanced-Life Wellness Association (RLWA) kicked off their new Community Collaboration Grant: Black Men’s Wellness Sustainable Initiative, a four-year strategy that aims to reduce health disparities that adversely affect black men and boys in Dane County. The initiative builds upon the success of RLWA’s Men’s Health and Education Center, an innovative model that strives to improve health and reduce barriers to health care for black men.

Caring for Wisconsin's Amish infants

As a population, the Amish and Old Order Mennonite, collectively called Plain communities, have an increased frequency of inherited genetic diseases, many of which are screened for in newborns. But not all Plain newborns undergo screenings, so Christine Seroogy, MD, and her team of collaborators are using Wisconsin Partnership Program funding to improve access to approachable, culturally appropriate, high-quality affordable health care for all Wisconsin Plain community children.

Improving flu detection

Influenza is a devastating infection that disproportionately affects residents of long-term care facilities, resulting in high attack rates, as well as high hospitalizations and related deaths. A multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Jonathan Temte, MD, PhD, professor of family medicine and community health at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, aims to develop an innovative infection control approach for highly vulnerable populations living in long-term care facilities.

Partners in research and health initiatives across the state

Learn how other Partnership Program grantees are helping make Wisconsin a healthier place for everyone.
Subscribe to the Wisconsin Partnership Program e-newsletter to learn about the latest funding opportunities, read stories about grantees and discover how the Partnership is working to make Wisconsin a healthier state for all.