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:
HWPP Funding Opportunity Announcement and Capacity Building Opportunity
The Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP) will be offering sessions to learn about current funding opportunities and capacity building offerings.
To learn more about:
enhancing your readiness and resource availability to improve health Learn More>>
applying for funding community-based behavioral health improvement strategies
applying for funding local policy, environmental, or systems changes related to the key determinants of health Learn More>>
Sessions are scheduled for:
Green Bay--October 20, 2015; 8:30 am – 12:00 pm; St. Norbert College, Bermis Conference Center, Green Bay. To Register>>
The capacity building learning session will focus on developing and strengthening partnerships and how to concisely communicate your partnership’s goal presented by Rebecca Derenne.
Wausau--October 21, 2015; 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m; City Grill at Jefferson Street Inn, 203 Jefferson Street, Wausau. To Register>>
The capacity building learning session will focus 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.
Eau Claire--October 22, 2015; 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; The Florian Gardens, 2340 Lorch Avenue, Eau Claire. To Register>>
The capacity building learning session will focus 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.
Milwaukee--October 26, 2015; 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 pm; Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee. To Register>>
The capacity building learning session will focus 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.
Madison--October 28, 2015; 8:30 am – 12:00 pm; Holiday Inn & Suites Madison West, 1109 Fourier Drive, Madison. To Register>>
The capacity building learning session will focus on crafting a compelling story from your programs’ needs assessment and evaluation data presented by Julie Swanson and Betsy Swenson.