Diversity Matters: Recruiting Wisconsin's Future Public Health Workforce

Project Overview (PDF)

7th Funding Cycle Impact Award

    Project Start Date:    January 1, 2012
    Project End Date:      December 31, 2016 - No Cost Extension Through: June 30, 2017
    Award Amount:         $749,482

Project Goal Statement: To increase the diversity of Wisconsin's public health workforce.

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  Community Partner(s):

Primary Community Partner: Sarah Beversdorf, MPH, MSW, Wisconsin Public Health Association
Additional Community Partner Organization Name: Wisconsin Division of Public Health

  Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: Peter Layde, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Kim Contardi, MPH, CHES, Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Jenny Her, Department of Emergency Medicine
  Project Progress Summary Reports:
  Affiliated Web Pages:
  Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Outreach Materials/Event
    • Provided resources for AHANA (African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American) Health Disparities Resource Fair
    • Developed project brochure and marketing packet
    • Hosted Public Health Career and Internship Fair in Milwaukee (April 2016)
  • Presentation
    • Presentation at the Wisconsin Public Health Association-Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards annual conference (Spring 2013)
    • Presented at the WHPA-WALHDAB annual conference (Spring 2014)
    • Presentation at the 2016 WPHA Annual Conference (May 2016)
    • Presentation at the Health Equity and Public Health Nursing Conference (August 2016)
Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
P: 414.955.4350 | E: healthierwisconsin@mcw.edu