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.
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.
By supporting innovative research dedicated to health promotion and prevention, as well as the diagnoses, treatment and cure of disease, our investments impact health today and long into the future.
Great health care begins by making sure health professionals are prepared for the unique health needs of their community. That's why we fund remarkable work in education, training and workforce development.
Solutions to complex health problems should begin outside of hospitals and clinics. We work with organizations around Wisconsin to understand problems and help identify community-driven interventions, as well as policy and system changes that move health forward.
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.
Wisconsin counties have had projects supported by the Partnership Program
Research, education and community partnership grants awarded by the Partnership Program since 2004
Research projects supported to advance disease and injury prevention and treatment, including research on cancer, infectious disease, diabetes and more
Students impacted by Transforming Medical Education, a modernized and integrated medical curriculum
Community partnership grants awarded to address health issues including maternal and child health, drug and alcohol use, smoking, nutrition and more
The Wisconsin Partnership Program advances its mission through a strong portfolio of grant programs that propel medical research, enhance health education and workforce development, support community health partnerships, advance health equity, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The projects and initiatives supported by the Wisconsin Partnership Program are described in Annual and Outcome 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.
Survey highlights changes in Wisconsinites’ alcohol consumption during COVID-19 pandemic
A new survey from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health details which populations experienced the greatest change in alcohol use during the COVID-19 pandemic, finding that higher-earning younger adults increased drinking...
UW Native American Center for Health Professions receives funding to expand recruitment of indigenous students into health professions
A University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health center will be expanding its effort to recruit more American Indian/Alaska Native people into health professions.
Wisconsin Partnership Program accepting applicants for Community Impact Grant Program
The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health has released its 2023 Community Impact Grant Program Request for Partnerships. The Community Impact Grant Program supports community partnership initiatives that...
Wisconsin Partnership Program Recognized as Outstanding Community Partner by Marshfield Clinic Health System
The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health was recently recognized by Marshfield Clinic Health System as one its 2022 Outstanding Partners in Community Health. The awards were announced on...
Wisconsin Partnership Program announces New Investigator Grant recipients
The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is pleased to announce three new research grants totaling $450,000 through its New Investigator Program.
Wisconsin Partnership Program accepting applications for 2023 Collaborative Health Sciences Grant Program
The Wisconsin Partnership Program invites eligible faculty and staff to submit a preliminary application for a Collaborative Health Sciences Program grant. Through this grant program, the Wisconsin Partnership Program supports interdisci...
Wisconsin Partnership Program welcomes new program officers
The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health is pleased to welcome Aimee Haese and Kattia Jimenez as its new program officers.
Wisconsin Partnership Program announces new Community Impact Grant awards
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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.