Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute Development (2004)

Planning strategies for a Wisconsin Public Health Leadership Institute to support the development of public health leaders in Wisconsin

Full Project Name:Development of the Wisconsin Public Health Leadership InstitutePrincipal Investigator:Peter M. Layde, MD, MSc, Emergency MedicineCo-Investigator:Terry Brandenburg, MPA, MBAAward Amount:$100,000
Award Date
Project Duration:14 months

Project Description Narrative:

In the fall of 2003, a joint Public Health Education and Training workgroup was established by the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin-Madison to assess the education and training needs of the broad public health workforce, and to make recommendations regarding a Public Health Leadership Institute. Through this award, the Medical College of Wisconsin will implement a planning phase to provide assessment, curriculum development, evaluation, and faculty recruitment to support the future development or needs of the institute.

Outcomes & Lessons Learned:

• Hired a full-time staff member at the Medical College of Wisconsin to support program development

• Defined the scope and nature of the institute, including the purpose, vision, mission, and target audiences

• Identified major educational components of the institute and began development of syllabi and curriculum for four components, including community health improvement teams, regional and local health policy forum workshops, lifelong learning networks, and a mentoring program

• Developed central component of the institute, a Community Health Improvement Teams Program

• Presented institute plans at the Wisconsin Public Health Association Conference and established a supporting webpage and other communications to disseminate information and materials to audiences statewide

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