Population & Community Health Studies Pathway

Moving findings to action by facilitating the creation of actionable knowledge needed to inform effective programs, policies, and practices that can address the root causes of poor health outcomes in Wisconsin.


Propelling promising work and ideas in population and community health studies to establish evidence and build resources that can inform programs, policies, and practices to advance health equity in Wisconsin

Partnering for Change …

with public and community health professionals and Medical College of Wisconsin researchers

Creating Opportunities for Impact …

enabling our partners to develop promising practices by

  • Investing in grant awards that support multi-sector, multi-stakeholder collaborations that produce actionable knowledge
  • Connecting researchers and communities through programming that seeks solutions through collaboration
  • Influencing action by enabling our partners to develop the evidence and resources they need to develop measurable, replicable, and scalable approaches to Wisconsin’s complex health needs

Producing Outcomes for a Healthier Wisconsin …

by developing innovative research and discovery, translating and disseminating new knowledge, and developing effective programs, policies, and practices

OPEN FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES - Population and community health

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Funded Project Profiles

Read about the real-life impact funded projects are making across Wisconsin:

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Fighting Cancer in Wisconsin’s American Indian Communities

Building the capacity of Wisconsin’s rural and urban American Indian communities and clinics to enhance the quality of life for cancer patients and families

Dryhootch: Veterans using peer support

Training peer counselors to support the health and social service needs of returning veterans and their families


Reducing the burden of chronic disease and eliminating health disparities in high-risk minority communities in Milwaukee

Clinical and Community Solutions to Lead-Free Children

Identifying children with elevated blood lead levels in Milwaukee

Mammographic Quality in Wisconsin's Breast Cancer Disparities

Improving mammographic quality and breast cancer detection and survivorship to reduce Wisconsin's breast cancer disparities

The Wisconsin Violence Prevention Project

Developing a statewide violence prevention program in Wisconsin

See more funded projects on our funded project database.

Contact US

For further information about this funding pathway, contact Yumari Ortiz at yortiz@mcw.edu.

Explore other pathways

We believe that change is sparked more rapidly and impact is greater when we work together. We seek out Wisconsin’s innovators, collaborators, and problem-solvers across four pathways:



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