About Us

What we do

Since 2005, the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute has collaborated with partners at the local, state, and national level to help communities identify, evaluate, track, and shape the many factors that influence people’s health and well-being.

Originally housed within the Department of Population Health Sciences, we continue to leverage the expertise of faculty and students.

  • We partner with community leaders across the U.S. and with sovereign Native nations to:
  • Produce data, evidence, applied research, and evaluation
  • Translate and disseminate knowledge about effective policy and program
  • Provide training, technical assistance, and leadership development programs
  • Align and promote health and equity frameworks, narrative, strategies, and resources
  • Foster organizational capacity and infrastructure to advance health equity and racial justice.

MISSION | We accelerate capacity to create equitable conditions for everyone to be healthy.

VISION | We work toward a world in which we value each other, honor our connectedness, and build communities where everyone can thrive.

VALUES | We value collaboration, integrity, excellence, innovation, inclusion, and courage.

Who We Are

We are national leaders promoting a shared understanding of the drivers of health equity.

Our team of 100+ staff has robust transdisciplinary experience equipping leaders with the tools and resources necessary to build equitable systems, structures, and policies.

We have a track record of developing organizational capacity to advance health equity and racial justice.

Meet our team

Our commitment to addressing racism

Racism fundamentally shapes our economic, social, and physical environments. Sweeping change is needed. We believe that we have the power to make change and hold one another accountable.

UWPHI continues to challenge ourselves to address the root causes of poor health by questioning systems, policies, and practices that create and maintain stark imbalances in power and racial inequities.

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