We work toward a world in which we value each other, honor our connectedness, and build communities where everyone can thrive.
Collaboration – Build and sustain diverse partnerships that prioritize respect, mutual benefit and meaningful engagement.
Integrity – Ensure that we are honest, accountable and responsible with the power we have.
Excellence – Aim high, seek feedback, and continually improve.
Innovation – Create, test, refine, and promote new ideas and approaches at the leading edge.
Inclusion – Ensure work has a wide reach, is meaningful, accessible and impactful.
Courage – Seek diverse perspectives and experiences that challenge our assumptions and worldviews, recognize systemic harms and commit to making positive change, even when it’s uncomfortable.
- County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
- Evaluation Research
- Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health
- Health Policy
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. We’re working to improve health outcomes for all and to close the health gaps between those with the most and least opportunities for good health. This work is rooted in a deep belief in health equity, the idea that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, income, location, or any other factor.
Acting Director: Sheri Johnson
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
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
The Evidence-Based Health Policy Project (EBHPP) works to bolster the use of best evidence in the health policy and decision-making process.
Program Director: To Be Determined
Best Rural Health Paper Competition (deadline June 1)