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Wisconsin Organizations

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment
Through both technical assistance and grantmaking investments, the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment supports community partnerships, and research and education programs working to improve the health of Wisconsin residents. The Medical College of Wisconsin provides oversight for the Endowment's work.
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Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center (GPTRAC)
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. Assists healthcare organizations, networks, and providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations. Includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Nebraska.
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North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD)
One of four regional rural development centers in the nation. Works with extension professionals, researchers, and partners to enhance rural development outcomes. Serves a 12 state area in the North Central region which includes ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, WI, IL, IN, MI, and OH.
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Rural Health Initiative (RHIwi)
Provides free health screening services for rural farm families in Shawano, Waupaca, Outagamie, and Marathon Counties in Wisconsin.
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Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative (RWHC)
Offers programs and services to healthcare organizations throughout Wisconsin. Operated by 39 rural, acute, general medical-surgical hospitals. Works to support and enhance rural health and quality of care, with an emphasis on developing integrated networks among freestanding rural hospitals.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Wisconsin (HUD)
Works to increase homeownership, support community development, and increase access to affordable housing. The HUD state office provides information about HUD housing programs and local contacts for the state.
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University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI)
Works to advance health and well-being into policy and practice at the local, state, and national level by evaluating interventions and promoting evidence-based methodologies. Provides county data and resources focused on rural health issues in Wisconsin.
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USDA Rural Development Wisconsin State Office
Committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural Wisconsin. The Rural Development State Office provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance.
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Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine (WARM)
Consists of a rural education program within the MD Program curriculum at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. Aims to develop the skills of medical students who wish to participate in a rural setting as well as to improve the supply of physicians in rural Wisconsin.
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Wisconsin Area Health Education Center System (AHEC)
Works to improve the supply, distribution, and quality of health care professionals in Wisconsin. Develops community-based health professions training programs. Oversees the seven regional AHEC areas in Wisconsin, which are the Northwest, Northern Highland, Northeast, Milwaukee and Southeast, South Central, Scenic Rivers, and North Central.
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Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce (WCMEW)
A committee of stakeholders in the state of Wisconsin, formed to support the recruitment and retention of healthcare providers.
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Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA)
Works to improve the oral health of Wisconsin residents. Supports projects which provide dental health care for the disadvantaged such as Mission of Mercy, Mentoring Program, and Donated Dental Services.
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Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS)
Oversees numerous divisions, including long term care, critical access hospitals, rural health clinics, substance abuse, public health, and regulation and licensing of facilities.
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Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS)
Oversees the licensing of professionals in Wisconsin, including physicians, registered nurses, dentists, and other health professionals. Formed by combining the WI Department of Regulation and Licensing and parts of the WI Department of Commerce.
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Wisconsin EMS Association (WEMTA)
Represents and supports emergency medical services throughout Wisconsin. Oversees testing, certification, and license renewals as well as provides continuing education, sharing of information, and legislative action.
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Wisconsin Geriatric Education Center (WGEC)
A consortium of academic and health care organizations. Develops, implements, and evaluates new curriculum and provides training to health professionals, faculty, students, and practitioners. Operates the Low Cost Denture Program.
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Wisconsin Health Information Technology Extension Center (WHITEC)
Wisconsin State Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (REC) that helps health care providers become meaningful users of electronic health records by providing information and technical assistance.
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Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA)
Works to provide quality health care services and initiatives to Wisconsin communities. Provides education and training opportunities. Sponsors annual Wisconsin Rural Health Conference which examines issues that impact small and rural hospitals throughout the state.
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Wisconsin Office of Rural Health (WI-ORH)
Works to improve the quality of health for rural and underserved communities in Wisconsin. Collaborates with health care organizations and systems, community based providers and individuals, and educational organizations to develop programs and provide resources designed to enhance life in rural communities.
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Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association (WPHCA)
Represents a statewide network of Community and Migrant Health Centers. Works to provide access to community-oriented primary health care services including medical homes, quality improvement, and health care quality.
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Wisconsin Public Health Association (WPHA)
Promotes wellness and prevention from disease and injury throughout Wisconsin. Works to create a strong public health workforce. Provides legislative news and updates.
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Last Reviewed: 7/17/2017