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

Diversity policy

The mission of the Partnership Program of the School of Medicine and Public Health is to advance population health in Wisconsin by promoting community-academic partnerships, supporting research and education and influencing public policy.

The commitment to diversity is integral to the Partnership Program's mission and pursuit of making Wisconsin a healthier state for all. A broad perspective helps the Partnership Program understand the most effective means to address population health issues and to improve the health of the public.

Diversity encompasses underrepresented groups and people who are specifically protected by civil rights laws and includes, but is not limited to age, gender, race, national origin (ethnicity), religious beliefs, physical abilities and characteristics, sexual orientation, economic circumstances and lifestyle.

The Partnership Program is subject to and complies with the diversity and equal opportunity policies of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Furthermore, to ensure diversity within the programmatic goals and objectives of the Partnership Program, the following policy has been adopted:

  • The Partnership Program will continually strive to achieve a diverse membership among the Oversight and Advisory Committee, Partnership Education and Research Committee, standing and ad hoc committees, staff, consultants, advisors and partners.
  • The Partnership Program will undertake a strategic and systematic approach to involving individuals from diverse racial/ethnic groups, ages, abilities, geographic regions and interests by supporting opportunities for community engagement throughout Partnership Program planning processes, development and outreach.
  • The Partnership Program will continue to monitor the level of diversity on all WPP committees, subcommittees and advisory groups. The Partnership Program will communicate its diversity policy to the public by posting the policy on the program Web site and by publicizing the policy in advance of committee elections.

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.

Oct. 16, 2019
Oct. 14, 2019
Sept. 10, 2019
Sept. 9, 2019
Aug. 22, 2019
Aug. 20, 2019
May 30, 2019
April 25, 2019
April 1, 2019
March 11, 2019
Feb. 21, 2019
Feb. 14, 2019
Jan. 22, 2019 (canceled)

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.