The Institute for Health and Society's commitment to research through community engagement extends throughout the College and is integrated across its priorities in research, education, clinical care and community partnerships. More than 150 faculty work with over 200 community organizations to better identify health needs and to create solutions for the greatest areas of health risk, both in Wisconsin and nationally.
More than 100 peer-reviewed publications and presentations annually disseminate MCW’s public and community health research and programs.
Center for AIDS Intervention Research
The research mission of the CAIR is to develop, conduct and evaluate new interventions to prevent HIV among persons most vulnerable to the disease.
The Violence Prevention Initiative
The MCW Consortium has invested funding in a longer-term initiative with two major goals: 1) decrease rates of violence in identified areas of Milwaukee; 2) strengthen community capacity to prevent future violence.
Center for the Advancement of Underserved Children
The focus of this center is on preparing professionals to provide services that are effective and valued by children and families who have traditionally been underserved due to economic poverty, cultural barriers and other factors.
Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute
The Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute focuses on development of transformational leaders who engage in innovative community health improvement activities that effectively protect and promote the health of the public.
Center for Healthy Communities
The CHC develops community-academic partnerships that improve health and emphasize health promotion and education in communities, research and evaluation on community-identified needs, as well as community-responsive education for medical students and residents.
Injury Research Center
The IRC-MCW is an interdepartmental collaboration of the Departments of Emergency Medicine, Family and Community Medicine, Neurosurgery, Surgery, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Population Health.
The Medical College of Wisconsin's nationally acclaimed programs in public and community health serve the social, health and education needs of the people in metro Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin.