HWPP Strategic Component
The HWPP Strategic component seeks applicants that are interested in pursuing initiatives to improve the overall behavioral health of their designated community. Behavioral health is the scientific study of the emotions, behaviors, and biology relating to a person’s mental well-being, their ability to function in everyday life, and their concept of self. Through this focus area, HWPP will catalyze the sharing of knowledge, the creation of partnerships, and the development of initiatives that promote education, enhance prevention, and increase the prevalence of positive behavioral health.
Successful applicants will be awarded funds to support activities for up to eight years, with funding divided into three distinct phases. The first phase will include a twelve month funding period focused on planning for improving the behavioral health of the specified community. These project plans will then be submitted to the MCW Consortium on Public and Community Health for review and consideration of a five-year implementation phase. The final phase will be a period focused on sustaining the behavioral health changes in existing systems, replicating the change in other Wisconsin communities, and broadly disseminating the communities’ learnings. Each phase will be considered a distinct funding period and funding is not guaranteed for all 8 years of the initiative.
Approximately $15M will be available for up to 10 Community Partnerships over 8 years. The 8-year funding period will be divided into three phases: