The work of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health's Wisconsin Partnership Program is carried out by its two major governance committees — the Oversight and Advisory Committee and the Partnership Education and Research Committee. Together the committees and program staff work towards the Partnership's vision of making Wisconsin a healthier state for all.

The committees provide oversight advice and programmatic balance, and emphasize innovation, creativity and excellence in processes for awarding grants and evaluating outcomes. Committee members carefully exercise their fiduciary responsibilities with keen awareness of the high expectations for the Partnership Program to improve the health of Wisconsin.

  • The Partnership Education and Research Committee allocates and distributes funds designated for medical education and research initiatives that advance population health.
  • The Oversight and Advisory Committee's primary responsibilities are to direct and approve funds for public health initiatives, provide public representation through the committee's four community members, and to comment and advise on the expenditures of the Partnership Education and Research Committee.

Open meetings and public records policy

As directed by the Order of the Commissioner of Insurance, the Partnership Program conducts its operations and processes in accordance with the state’s open meetings and public records laws.

Meetings of the Oversight and Advisory Committee and the Partnership Education and Research Committee and their subcommittees are open to the public. Agendas and minutes are posted on the Partnership Program website. Agendas are also posted in designated public areas.

Conflict of interest policies

Partnership Education and Research Committee

The Partnership Education and Research Committee consists of faculty and staff with experience and expertise in research, education and public and community health. Committee membership includes:

  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health leadership
  • department chairs
  • faculty representatives
  • ex-officio
  • Oversight and Advisory Committee appointees
  • Board of Regents liaison
  • UW-Madison Office of the Chancellor liaison
  • Wisconsin Partnership Program staff

Executive Committee members meet monthly to review preliminary applications and proposals, develop agendas for the full committee and make recommendations regarding policies and procedures.

Meetings, agendas and minutes

Unless otherwise noted, the Partnership Education and Research Committee meetings are held in the Harting-Mullins Board Room (Room 4201) of the Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave. in Madison, Wisconsin.

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held from 5-7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. Check posted agendas to confirm meeting time and location.

People with disabilities who need accommodations to attend meetings should contact the Partnership Program staff at 608-265-8215.

Agendas and minutes for upcoming or recent meetings are available using the timeline below.

Dec. 11, 2018
Dec. 10, 2018
Nov. 12, 2018
Oct. 25, 2018
Oct. 9, 2018
Oct. 8, 2018
Sept. 27, 2018
Sept. 17, 2018
Sept. 13, 2018
Aug. 21, 2018
Aug. 13, 2018
July 26, 2018
June 28, 2018

Oversight and Advisory Committee

The Wisconsin Partnership Program's Oversight Advisory Committee is a nine-member panel including representatives of urban and rural areas, the Office of the Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

The primary responsibilities of the committee are to:

  • direct and approve funds for public health initiatives
  • provide public representation through the Oversight and Advisory Committee's four community members
  • comment and advise on expenditures of the Partnership Education and Research Committee

Meetings, agendas and minutes

Unless otherwise noted, Oversight and Advisory Committee meetings are held in room 4201 of the Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave. in Madison, Wisconsin.

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held from noon to 3 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Check posted agendas to confirm meeting time and location.

People with disabilities who need accommodations to attend the meeting should contact the Wisconsin Partnership Program staff at 608-265-8215.

Agendas and minutes for upcoming or recent meetings are available using the timeline below.