UWPHI Efforts

What is UWPHI working on to begin, deepen, and sustain efforts to ensure that health and racial equity are essential elements of a fair and just society?

Here are some examples of our current work:

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

This case study highlights how the Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute has incorporated six key principles for collaboration into its program design to address a lack of training among traditional public health practitioners in critical efforts to build sustained community-based partnerships. These community relationships and their role in shifting power imbalances are key to creating policy, systems, and environmental changes that can advance health and health equity.