As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Wisconsin, local public health departments and tribal health centers (LTHDs) need additional capacity to manage the response. The Wisconsin COVID-19 Response Corps program provides support to local health departments and tribal health centers (LTHDs) in building their capacity to prevent and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic through two ways:
- Training: Providing training, alignment support and guidance to LTHDs across the state focused on COVID-19 response in Wisconsin, health equity, engaged community practice and just recovery.
- Wisconsin COVID-19 Response Corps Training and Service Program (RC): The RC provides much needed human capacity around the state to respond to the pandemic through service grounded in health equity and just recovery. The RC is an (estimated) 18-21-month service and training program designed for a range of public health and allied professionals to provide direct response to this unprecedented global pandemic. Through this program, Wisconsin Response Corps members (RCM) are placed in practice-based settings in local public health departments and tribal health centers around Wisconsin. RCMs learn and grow as professionals through this direct response work, continuing training and mentoring focused on health equity, emergency response and capacity building.
Note: UW Population Health Institute is supporting the COVID-19 response in multiple ways. Please see https://uwphi.pophealth.wisc.edu/covid-19-a-fair-and-just-recovery/ for other resources and initiatives.