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History

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment is a statewide funder dedicated to improving health in Wisconsin communities.

The Medical College of Wisconsin established the AHW endowment to receive part of the charitable funds resulting from the conversion of Blue Cross/Blue Shield United of Wisconsin from a nonprofit organization to a for-profit corporation. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s Wisconsin Partnership Program was the other recipient and also supports statewide health improvement efforts.

The nine-member MCW Consortium on Public and Community Health provides oversight for the AHW endowment’s work in community-academic partnership and public and community health.

Since 2004, the AHW endowment has provided more than 300 awards totaling more than $160 million to advance the health of Wisconsin through community health improvement, research and education.

Full details of the application for conversion and the Order of the Insurance Commissioner are available on the State of Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance website.

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