Full Project Name:Learning Event Support: 2019 Healthiest State Agenda Setting ConveningPrimary Community Organization:Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH), UW Population Health InstituteAward Amount:$2,500
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Project Description Narrative:

Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be healthier. Advancing health equity and root causes of poor health are essential to improving health across Wisconsin.

Through Learning Event Support funding, the learning event will convene and support diverse leaders in setting and taking action on a common set of priorities to align and catalyze efforts to advance health equity in Wisconsin. The 2019 Healthiest State Agenda Setting Convening will support participants to build and strengthen relationships between public health leaders to support future action, reinforce shared understanding of the role of power in shaping conditions of health, review and refine health equity priorities and identify actions to take to advance those priorities, and explore options for collective action to advance the work.

Advisory Team Members: Wisconsin Public Health Association, Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards, and representatives fo Wisconsin local health departments, health care systems, coalitions, community organizing groups, faith-based organizations, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, funders and other key stakeholders

Outcomes & Lessons Learned:

  • Engaged 70 leaders from across the state committed to advancing health equity in an event that included sharing stakeholders' experiences following the call for declaring racism a public health crisis, presenting a systems approach to health equity and healthy communities focused on practices that build power for health equity, and engaging participants in active discussions about transformative narratives that can help advance health equity in Wisconsin and a shared agenda for continuing to move the efforts forward
  • Survey results indicated that 89% of respondents plan to apply learnings from the event to their work and 86% intend to share learnings with others

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