What initiatives is UWPHI leading to begin, deepen, and sustain efforts to ensure that health and racial equity are essential elements of a fair and just society?
The Just Recovery for Racial Equity Initiative, funded in collaboration with the Governor’s Office, is working to mobilize community-based organizations and local residents to partner with public organizations to mitigate the adverse impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, rural, and socially vulnerable populations. Initiative efforts include distributing grants to community-based organizations and developing multi-lingual and culturally appropriate media, outreach, and educational materials.
Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) partnered with the Wisconsin Center for Public Health Education Training (WiCPHET) to develop three health equity 101 training modules. These modules are geared toward people doing public health work and provide a foundation for applying a health equity lens to the work.
The Wisconsin Healthiest State Initiative represents a collective effort to advance health equity in Wisconsin. The initiative consists of convening statewide partners, setting shared priorities around health equity, leading workgroups to make progress on shared priorities, and hosting statewide Summits.
UWPHI teams work to advance health equity across the state with a variety of health equity practice initiatives including training opportunities and resources, capacity building, and monthly Health Equity Connection Calls through the Thrive Wisconsin Alliance.
The two-year service and training program supports the building of health equity leadership capacity among early career individuals in public health and allied sciences. Fellows are placed in a variety of practice-based settings around Wisconsin and engage with a health equity and collaborative leadership-focused curriculum to gain a clearer health equity lens and tangible skills in public health programming and management