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Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program Responsive Component

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment
Letter of Intent (Required): Dec 1, 2017
Application: Mar 23, 2018

Maureen Busalacchi


The Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program will support partnerships of Wisconsin-based organizations working to create strong, healthy neighborhoods and communities through policy, environmental, or systems change that address the key determinants that most strongly influence community health.

Examples of funded projects include:

  • The adoption of uniform, patient-centered medication labels within the Wisconsin pharmacy system
  • The integration of trauma-informed principles into Wisconsin’s child welfare policies and practices in order to mitigate the short- and long-term social, emotional, and health effects of childhood toxic stress
  • Alignment of eastern Wisconsin food banks into a community-wide food hub distribution model that provides diverse, healthy food options to underserved populations
  • Increase sudden cardiac arrest survival in Wisconsin by creating the infrastructure for schools to provide high-quality CPR training to every student, creating a generational shift where all Wisconsin citizens are prepared and ready to act

Applicants must feature a multi-sector community coalition or network including those not traditionally involved in health improvement efforts, with the necessary expertise to address policy, environmental, or systems change in their communities.

Projects must designate one primary community partner applicant organization and one primary Medical College of Wisconsin School of Medicine academic partner.

Examples of eligible community partners are available in the application instructions.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Estimated funding available: $1,500,000
Number of awards: 4-6

Application process

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact HWPP staff for assistance in identifying an eligible partner and discussing the partnership’s change idea and proposal submission.

The application is a 3-stage process.

  1. Submit a brief proposal by December 1, 2017.
  2. Selected applicants will be invited to the next stage, which involves giving a pitch presentation to a review panel on January 30, 2018.
  3. Selected applicants will then be invited to submit a full proposal with a deadline of March 23, 2018.
Tagged as
Community and economic development · Environmental health · Networking and collaboration · Policy · Social determinants of health · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Wisconsin

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.