HWPP Capacity Building Component

The HWPP Capacity Building component supports communities and partnerships to enhance their readiness and resource availability to improve the health of Wisconsin residents through action-oriented non-grantmaking and grantmaking investments in three focus areas:

  • Partnership Development and Project Planning – convening diverse organizations and communities to learn together, share knowledge and resources, and build collaborative partnerships to implement effective initiatives
  • Funded Project Support and Peer Learning – supporting skill building, product development and peer learning across projects conducted by HWPP funded partnerships and Wisconsin communities
  • Dissemination and Sustainability – facilitating partnerships and communities to effectively tell their story and sustain, expand and replicate successful initiatives
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  Change Incubator Funding

Experiencing a hurdle or challenge in your community health improvement initiative? Need to engage new partners and expand your efforts to increase your success and improve health for more people in your community? Looking to raise awareness and support for your community health improvement initiative?

Change Incubator funding aims to invest in community-based partnerships to overcome challenges or key next steps to increase their readiness for and effectiveness in carrying out larger community health improvement initiatives. Funded partnerships can:

  • Obtain dedicated funds for strategic planning processes to overcome barriers and develop a product to immediately turn into action within a larger community health improvement initiative
  • Gain dedicated time for partnership development and collaborative work to advance a community health improvement initiative
  • Connect with HWPP staff and external consultants to build capacity and identify future funding opportunities

Please visit the Change Incubator Funding page to learn more about this opportunity and how to apply!

  Community-to-Community Mentoring

HWPP is seeking community-based partnerships working to improve the health of their communities to connect with other communities across Wisconsin to share about your work, learn together, build relationships and expand and enhance both communities’ efforts to improve health. Partners are sought to serve as:

  • Mentee partnerships who are forming a new multi-sector partnership or launching a new evidence-based community health improvement initiative and are looking to connect with others who have engaged in similar efforts to learn from them in order to strengthen their partnership and organizational structure and increase local community leadership and readiness to implement, evaluate and sustain a community health improvement initiative
  • Mentor partnerships who have a strong existing partnership and have successfully implemented  an evidence-based community health improvement initiative and are looking to share their work and explore opportunities to expand it to other Wisconsin communities

Please visit the Community-to-Community Mentoring page to learn more about this opportunity and how to apply!

  Learning Opportunities

Move from knowledge to action with HWPP’s learning opportunities. These hands-on, collaborative workshops provide tips, tools, resources and guidance on applying learnings directly to your work to enhance your impact on the health of your community.

The events are free and open to the public, including community organizations, academicians, public health practitioners, policy makers, and the general public with an interest in improving the health of Wisconsin residents.

Upcoming learning opportunities will focus on incorporating policy, systems and environmental (PSE) change into community health improvement work and taking action through PSE change to improve the health of Wisconsin communities. Please visit the Learning Opportunities page to learn more about the PSE change focus and the following upcoming learning opportunities:

  • Storytelling for PSE Change learning series – join us monthly between August and October 2017 for a three-part learning series to enhance your storytelling skills and how to use story to advance your PSE change efforts. Registration is closed. To learn more about the learning series and to find out how to be added to the waitlist, please visit the Learning Opportunities page.
Contact Us

If you have any questions about the HWPP Capacity Building component, please contact Tracy Wilson at trwilson@mcw.edu or (414) 955-4364.