The Making Wisconsin the Healthiest State project seeks to help us understand and improve health across Wisconsin. Where are we doing well? Where do we need to improve? Where should we focus? What works? In order to improve health, we must understand how healthy we are today. This guides us in choosing priorities, implementing evidence-based strategies, evaluating existing policies and programs, and engaging partners across all sectors.
As of 2019, the Making Wisconsin the Healthiest State project has two renewed primary aims:
Aim 1: Catalyze community health improvement and advance health equity by increasing skills, confidence, and capacity of communities and the public health workforce to use data and evidence for local community health improvement and equity.
Aim 2: Innovate scholarship through the development of a second-generation health equity framework to expand measurement, assessment, reporting and action on WI’s health and inequities.