Healthier WI Partnership Program

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Public Health Workforce Development: A Call to Action

Project Overview

3rd Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date: 7/1/2007
     Project End Date: 6/30/2008 - No Cost Extension Through 12/31/2008

Project Goal Statement: This project will develop a deliberate and transparent collaborative plan between statewide public health system partners to advance the state health plan system priority of a diverse, sufficient, and competent public health workforce.

Award Amount: $50,000

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Wisconsin Public Health Association
Additional community partner organization names:

  • Wisconsin Area Health Education Center
  • Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards
  • Wisconsin Division of Public Health

Academic Partners:
Primary Academic Partner: Peter Layde, MD, MSc, Department of Population Health
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Kirsten Gruebling, MPH, Department of Population Health
  • Jenny Her, Department of Population Health

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary July 2007 - December 2008
     Project Final Report Summary     

Affiliated Web Pages:
    Wisconsin Area Health Education Center
    Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards
    Wisconsin Division of Public Health
    Wisconsin Public Health Association

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Call to Action Report - distributed at:
    • WPHA-WALHDAB Conference (July 2008)
    • PHN Conference
    • PHN Conference – Academic-Practice Linkage Dinner
    • WPHA Day at the Capitol
    • Minority Health Leadership Group
    • Public Health Council
    • Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 Strategic Leadership Team
    • DPH Regional Office Directors
    • EdTrAC meeting, DPH Bureaus
    • Tribal Health Centers
    • Federally Qualified Health Centers
    • Area Health Education Centers
    • PHET
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