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Vision and Principles of Stewardship


The Consortium has established a vision and a set of guiding Principles of Stewardship to support AHW initiatives that strive to improve the health of the people of Wisconsin.   Projects funded by the AHW endowment (including HWPP projects) must demonstrate these principles as part of the project framework for improving the health of the people of Wisconsin.



Improve the health of the people of Wisconsin.


Principles of Stewardship

Collaboration. Supporting effective collaboration between community and Medical College of Wisconsin partners to broaden program impact throughout the state and to enhance the translation of knowledge into community practice.

Prioritization. Aiming to have maximum impact on the health of the people of Wisconsin by deliberately focusing on disease and conditions that most affect people's health, longevity and quality of life.

Leverage. Seeking opportunities to leverage funding, with an emphasis on pooling existing resources, attracting additional resources, and encouraging sustainability.

Accountability. Measuring and accounting for outcomes through effective oversight and rigorous evaluation by including comprehensive involvement of affected communities.  AHW funding will result in outcomes that are identifiable, transparent and reported to AHW and the greater community through regular and annual reports.

Transformation. Effecting systemic change by emphasizing prevention, innovation and capacity-building.  Identifying initiatives that will enhance the health of our community through research, education, and service, locally, statewide and, indirectly, nationally and internationally.

Building Academic and Community Strengths. Developing new extramural research and education grants, publications and faculty recruitment, broadening partnership opportunities and advancing a more personalized approach to medicine.

New Knowledge. Promoting academic excellence through the discovery of new knowledge through the creation of interdisciplinary research centers, integrated clinical research networks and population and community health.
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