Through the Thrive Wisconsin Health Equity Alliance (Thrive WI), MATCH is promoting understanding, alignment, and action around health equity principles and practices to ensure all Wisconsinites have the opportunity to attain their highest possible level of health and human potential. Thrive WI hosts monthly Health Equity Connection Calls. To learn more about Thrive WI and the Health Equity Connection Calls, please contact: Kristi Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marcia Morales (email@example.com).
Mission of Thrive WI
Together, we advance understanding, alignment and action around health equity principles and practices to ensure all Wisconsinites have the opportunity to attain their highest possible level of health and human potential.
Vision for the Network
Public health professionals, community development specialists, community organizers, academics, funders, and community health advocates in Wisconsin who co-learn, share best practices, and engage in collective action to affect the social, economic and environmental determinants of health
History of the Network
With the support of the Wisconsin Partnership Program and the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health, Thrive WI was launched in 2012 as a hub for training, resource and knowledge sharing, strategy development, state meetings, planned action and alignment to advance health equity. Since then, Thrive WI has trained hundreds of Wisconsinites, held multiple statewide convenings, and promoted shared action around obesity, mass incarceration, substance use, transportation, and a variety of other issues.
Examples of current initiatives and activities
- Coordination and facilitation of Health Equity Connection Calls, monthly community of practice calls.
- Facilitation of collaboration between planners and public health, for example Plan4Health.
- Development of and ongoing support for local and regional cross-sector collaborations, such as Fox Valley Thrives’ partnership between planning, public health, and community organizers.
- Shared leadership for From Punishment to Restoration Project, which promotes action at the intersection of mass incarceration and health equity.
- Collaboration with UW Applied Population Lab to pilot a health equity data profile for use in Community Health Improvement Planning processes.