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Funding Opportunity: AHW Announces Availability of up to $6 Million to Improve Health, Advance Health Equity

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September 1, 2020, Posted by AHW Endowment

Today, we are proud to announce the availability of up to $6 million in funding awards to support projects focused on improving health and advancing health equity in Wisconsin.

“At the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment, we are working to create a healthier state for residents today, and for the generations to come,” said Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, director of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment and senior associate dean at the Medical College of Wisconsin. “Through these funding opportunities we are seeking out Wisconsin’s innovators, collaborators, and problem-solvers who share our goal of making positive changes in health possible across the state.”

Since 2004, AHW has invested more than $273 million in nearly 470 projects that are taking on Wisconsin’s health challenges. AHW currently issues funding awards and capacity-building programming through four dedicated pathways aimed at supporting those working to improve health statewide.

“The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment is driven by a goal to make Wisconsin the healthiest state in the nation,” said Joy Tapper, MPA, chair of AHW’s public oversight body, the MCW Consortium on Public and Community Health. “Today, we are pleased to announce a new set of funding opportunities to improve health and advance health equity by supporting innovative and impactful work statewide.”

Interested applicants are invited to explore the four funding opportunities below and register for an informational webinar for each RFA. Find the schedule of webinars and registration information at each link below.

AHW Open Funding Opportunities

Call for Collaborative Research for Improved Health | Register for Informational Webinar (September 9 at 9 a.m.)

Call for Innovations to Advance Wisconsin’s Health Workforce | Register for Informational Webinar (September 9 at 3 p.m.)

Call for Population & Community Health Studies | Register for Informational Webinar (September 10 at 9 a.m.)

Call for Policy & Systems Changes for Improved Health | Register for Informational Webinar (September 10 at 3 p.m.)

All funding applications are due by 5 p.m. (CST) on November 16, 2020. Learn more about open funding opportunities at

In addition, AHW has issued a call for merit review panelists to review and score each AHW funding application. Each merit review panel is comprised of Wisconsin-based individuals with a broad range of expertise related to each funding opportunity. Desired expertise includes health and science researchers, health care providers, and community and public health practitioners. All merit review panelist applications are due by 5 p.m. (CST) on October 16, 2020. View Merit Review Panel Application.

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