A. Health Improvement: HWPP provides funding for health improvement through three interrelated health improvement priorities. The priority areas identified by HWPP are intentionally broad and rely on the creativity of partners to propose innovative programs to improve the health of the public.
HWPP projects must address health improvement by first selecting one primary priority area from each of the three sections on which to focus. Projects may further refine that focus by identifying one or more additional categories from each area that may also be affected by the project activities. View the Health Improvement Priorities.
B. Partnership: All projects must be implemented by Wisconsin-based partners, in Wisconsin communities, for the benefit of Wisconsin residents. The partnership requirement is based on the premise that community-MCW academic partnerships will capitalize on the strengths and unique skills of both the community organizations and the faculty and staff of MCW in order to address a community priority. Successful partnerships begin forming at the same time as the project idea and typically well in advance of the RFP process. Projects must be conducted by partnerships that include at least one eligible community organization and at least one eligible MCW partner (see below). All projects must demonstrate fit with the Community-Academic Partnership Model.
Eligible community partners are broadly defined to be inclusive of Wisconsin-based statewide, regional and local organizations. Multi-sector partnerships and multiple partners are encouraged and expected. Individuals may not apply. Eligible community partners are Wisconsin-based, non-profit and government organizations. Contact HWPP for additional information.
Eligible MCW academic partners are considered the project’s Principal Investigator (PI) who will be responsible for the MCW administrative oversight of the project as well as a range of activities dependent on the project design and partnership structure. Contact HWPP for additional information.
C. Program Evaluation Model: This framework provides for individually funded projects to connect their project-level efforts to the overall activities and outcomes of the larger program. The Program Evaluation Model lays the foundation for the evaluation of HWPP as a whole. As funded projects identify how their activities and outcomes fit with the model, HWPP will be able to describe how the funded projects, taken together, advance the intended outcomes of the overall HWPP funding initiative. View the HWPP Program Evaluation Model.
Components of the Program Evaluation Model include:
assumptions underlying HWPP’s approach to public and community health improvement;
project-level partnership and programming activities;
immediate outcomes expected within two to five years from the project-level activities;
intermediate outcomes expected in five to 10 years from the combined efforts of the projects funded; and,
long-term outcomes expected over time from the efforts of HWPP in conjunction with other statewide health initiatives.