The Other Half of Health – Part I: Family and Social Support

This is the first of an ongoing EBHPP Research Roundtable series examining social and environmental determinants of health. UW experts from Madison and Milwaukee discussed research and community initiatives regarding families and social support. This session included information on what Wisconsin families look like today, current initiatives to build family and social support to improve health outcomes, and considerations for policymakers.


Lawrence Berger
Director, Institute for Research on Poverty
Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, UW-Madison School of Social Work

Gina Green-Harris
Director, Center for Community Engagement and Health Partnerships
Director, Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families
Director, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, Milwaukee Regional Office, UW School of Medicine and Public Health