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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Grant program to focus on COVID-19 impact on adolescent social and emotional health
The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health has announced an additional $1.6 million in COVID-19 Response grant funding to help address the toll the pandemic is taking on the social and emotional health of our ...
Metabolic switch may regenerate heart muscle following heart attack
New research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison finds that a new therapeutic approach for heart failure could help restore cardiac function by regenerating heart muscle.
COVID-19 prevention study expands enrollment to essential workers
All essential workers who cannot perform work duties remotely are now eligible to take part in a prevention research study at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The study is investigating whether commonly used oral a...
Wisconsin Partnership Program announces grant program for UW–Madison researchers addressing COVID-19 impacts
The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health has announced an additional $1.2 million in COVID-19 Response grant funding through the COVID-19 Response Research and Education Grant Program.
A year of COVID-19: How the UW School of Medicine and Public Health responded to the challenge
On Jan. 27, 2021, a group of experts in virology, infection control, global health, clinical testing, vaccine development, and health system responses took part in a virtual panel organized by the UW School of Medicine and Public Health titled ...
Viral sequencing catches mutations, guides effective public health response
Thousands of daily cases. Hundreds of thousands of deaths. Hundreds of millions of vaccine doses. As the tallies of COVID-19’s effects in the United States have mounted to a dizzying scale, a team of University of Wisconsin–Madison scientist...
Campus partnership to support community vaccination efforts
Vaccination efforts across the state will get a boost thanks to a grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and a partnership with the UW–Madison School of Nursing and four UW System nursing s...
UW researchers develop tool to equitably distribute limited vaccines
The demand for COVID-19 vaccines continues to outpace supply, forcing public health officials to decide who should be first in line for a shot, even among those in the same pool of eligible vaccine recipients.
New statewide data show evidence of four-fold increase in recent COVID-19 infections
Preliminary results from the second wave of a UW–Madison study estimated 6.8% of Wisconsin residents have evidence of recent infection of COVID-19.
Wisconsin Partnership Program announces $6 million in Community Impact Grant awards to health equity initiatives
The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has announced its 2020 Community Impact Grant awards for initiatives that aim to advance health equity and improve health and well-being througho...
UW researchers find more precise way to detect pneumonia caused by COVID-19
Using cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology, UW‒Madison investigators have developed a far more precise way to identify cases of COVID-19 induced pneumonia.
UW study looks to keep nursing homes safe during COVID-19 pandemic with telehealth
A new research study at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health seeks to reduce COVID-19 spread in Wisconsin nursing homes by collaborating with community and academic partners to expand telehealth infrastructure.
Wisconsin Partnership Program seeks Collaborative Health Sciences Grant applications for 2020-21 cycle
The Wisconsin Partnership Program invites eligible faculty and staff to submit a preliminary application for a Collaborative Health Sciences Program grant.
UW study looks at new protections for frontline health care workers during COVID-19; recruitment open now
A new prevention research study at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health looking at whether commonly used oral and nasal antiseptic (in addition to personal protective equipment and hand hygiene) can help prevent COVID-1...
Coughing visualization compares effectiveness of various mask styles
Coupling function with fashion, cloth and home-sewn face masks are available in a variety of forms and fabrics. While experts underscore that wearing a mask is effective in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19, not all masks — or the material...
Through projects and initiatives across the state, Wisconsin Partnership Program grantees and partners work to advance health and health equity for all.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how other Partnership Program grantees are helping make Wisconsin a healthier place for everyone.
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