Collaboration – Act with integrity, accountability, and respect to build and sustain diverse partnerships that prioritize mutual benefit and meaningful engagement.
Excellence – Aim high, seek feedback, and continually improve.
Innovation – Create, test, refine, and promote new ideas and approaches at the leading edge.
Reach – Ensure work is meaningful and accessible.
- County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
- Evaluation Research
- Health Policy
- Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. We believe America can become a nation where getting healthy, staying healthy, and making sure our children grow up healthy are top priorities. We have a vision of an America where we all strive together to build a national Culture of Health that enables all in our diverse society to lead healthy lives, now and for generations to come.
Program Director: Julie Willems Van Dijk
The Evaluation Research group works with community and governmental organizations to develop, implement and evaluate their programs. These projects focus on substance abuse prevention and treatment, maternal and child health, school-based health, correctional health and related areas. We use a broad range of methods, from qualitative and descriptive techniques to complex experimental and quasi-experimental trials. We also engage in rigorous intervention research design and evaluation.
Program Director: Sara Lindberg
The Health Policy group connects Wisconsin’s leading public and private sector policy makers in the health services arena to high quality research and expertise. Specific program areas include the evaluation of health coverage and financing mechanisms, engagement with private health care providers, purchasers, and advocates to assess and improve quality and reduce the cost of health care, and produce briefings and forums for legislators, executive branch officials and public and private sector decision-leaders on health policy through the Evidence-Based Health Policy Project.
Program Director: Donna Friedsam
MATCH assesses population health and works with communities to identify opportunities for improving community health and to find and implement evidence-based programs and policies to address these issues. MATCH engages faculty, staff, and graduate students to conduct applied population health research, monitor health and health disparities in communities, and produce seminars, workshops, and applied training and continuing education programs to community and public health practitioners.
Program Director: Paula Tran Inzeo