The MCW Institute for Health & Equity Improves Health for Vulnerable Populations

The MCW Institute for Health & Equity is a dynamic team of professional researchers determined to find the root causes of health disparities in our communities and identify ways to overcome them. Through innovative research in bioethics, community health, epidemiology and sustainability, the institute improves health for vulnerable populations throughout Wisconsin. We also educate the next generation of health researchers through our graduate education programs, medical education pathways and health sciences programs in the local school systems.

About the Institute for Health & Equity

Mission, Vision, & Values

The mission of the Institute for Health & Equity is to improve health and advance equity through research, education, and shared expertise by working collaboratively with local, national and global communities.

The vision of the Institute for Health & Equity is to be an internationally recognized leader in the improvement of health and the advancement of equity.

The Institute for Health & Equity values collaboration and teamwork, creativity, diversity and inclusion, and respect and integrity.

Guiding Principles
  • Integrate public and community health across research, education, clinical, and community initiatives.
  • Foster collaboration among departments and disciplines, and strengthen relationships with community.
  • Build capacity by creating and strengthening effective partnerships that are innovative and mutually beneficial.
  • Share power and resources equitably among partners to maximize effective outcomes.
  • Nurture programs in public health disciplines and encourage methodological research in bioethics, sustainability, community and global health.
In 2010, the MCW Department of Population Health was restructured to become the Institute for Health and Society in recognition of its prominent role in MCW’s expanded work in community health, as well as clinical and translational sciences. In 2017, the Institute underwent its second evolution to become the Institute for Health & Equity to align with its leadership in advancing community health initiatives to improve the lives of vulnerable populations throughout Wisconsin.
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Institute for Health & Equity
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

(414) 955-8800
(414) 955-0176 (fax)
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