HWPP Capacity Building Component

The HWPP Capacity Building component supports communities and partnerships to enhance their readiness and resource availability to improve the health of Wisconsin residents through action-oriented non-grantmaking and grantmaking investments in three focus areas:

  • Partnership Development and Project Planning – convening diverse organizations and communities to learn together, share knowledge and resources, and build collaborative partnerships to implement effective initiatives
  • Funded Project Support and Peer Learning – supporting skill building, product development and peer learning across projects conducted by HWPP funded partnerships and Wisconsin communities
  • Dissemination and Sustainability – facilitating partnerships and communities to effectively tell their story and sustain, expand and replicate successful initiatives
 Funding Opportunities
  • Change incubator funding opportunities focused on supporting community partnerships to overcome challenges and increase their readiness for and effectiveness in carrying out larger community health initiatives
  • Community-to-community mentoring funding opportunities to connect communities across the state to learn from each other to enhance coalition development and implementation of evidence-based programs

Stay tuned for additional details about these funding opportunities and how to apply. To discuss your partnership’s ideas or have your questions answered, please contact Tracy Wilson, HWPP Program Officer, at trwilson@mcw.edu or 414-955-4364.

 Upcoming Learning Opportunities

Learning opportunities will engage attendees in hands-on, collaborative opportunities to move from knowledge to action in a variety of capacity building areas to enhance your impact in your community health improvement initiatives. The events are open to the public, including community organizations, academicians, public health practitioners, policy makers, and the general public with an interest in improving the health of Wisconsin residents. Participants are  encouraged to attend as a group of members of an organization, coalition or partnership to engage in the capacity building opportunity together and bring an idea of an existing or upcoming project, program or initiative to directly apply the capacity building to during and after the session.

Five upcoming learning opportunities are currently open for registration:

  • Green Bay--October 20, 2015; 8:30 am – 12:00 pm; St. Norbert College, Bermis Conference Center, Green Bay; focused on developing and strengthening partnerships and how to concisely communicate your partnership's goal presented by Rebecca Derenne. Register Now!
  • Wausau--October 21, 2015; 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m; City Grill at Jefferson Street Inn, 203 Jefferson Street, Wausau; focused on forming and maintaining multi-sector, community-based collaborations presented by Dr. Lisa Dodson, MCW-Central Wisconsin Dean and Professor of Family and Community Medicine, and Tanessa Klug. Register Now!
  • Eau Claire--October 22, 2015;  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; The Florian Gardens, 2340 Lorch Avenue, Eau Claire; focused on collaborative grantseeking in which attendees will learn about four types of collaborations, essential characteristics of grant leaders and how to manage expectations of collaboration presented by Jeremy Miner, director of grants and contracts in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and president of Miner and Associates, Inc., a consulting firm that provides grantseeking and fundraising services to nonprofit organizations. Register Now!
  • Milwaukee--October 26, 2015; 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 pm; Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee; focused on why evaluation planning is important from the beginning of a project in which attendees will learn about two evaluation tools presented by Melissa Ugland, principal consultant of Ugland Associates. Register Now!
  • Madison--October 28, 2015; 8:30 am – 12:00 pm; Holiday Inn & Suites Madison West, 1109 Fourier Drive, Madison;  focused on crafting a compelling story from your programs’ needs assessment and evaluation data presented by Julie Swanson and Betsy Swenson. Register Now!
 Previous Learning Opportunities

Capacity Building Opportunity

The Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program is offering a capacity building opportunity for community-based and community-academic partnerships. We invite you to join us for a hands-on learning event presented by Jeremy Miner, MA, director of grants and contracts in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and president of Miner and Associates, Inc.:

Building Sustainability into your Grant Project
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
9 am – 11am
Country Springs Hotel, Pewaukee, WI

Registration is closed. Please check back after the event to learn about the event proceedings and stayed tuned for upcoming opportunities. For more information about the event or the Capacity Building component, please contact Tracy Wilson, HWPP Program Officer, at trwilson@mcw.edu or 414-955-4364.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the HWPP Capacity Building component, please contact Tracy Wilson at trwilson@mcw.edu or 414-955-4364.

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