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Partnering for Better Health
Explore our community partnerships
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Strengthening the Health Workforce
About our education initiatives
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Propelling Innovation and Discovery
About our research grant programs
Community Education Research

Improving Health in Wisconsin

Since 2004, we have awarded more than 600 grants and $290 million to faculty and community partners working on innovative treatments, training health professionals for the future and advancing health equity. Our funded projects range from breast cancer research to investigations of aging and obesity, from efforts to improve maternal and child health, to projects focused on teen well-being, addiction recovery, food equity and more.

Our Impact 

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Explore Our Grant Programs

The Wisconsin Partnership Program administers competitive grant programs for both UW faculty and community organizations.

Our Three-Pillar Approach

Community Partnerships

We work with community organizations to understand Wisconsin’s health problems and support community-led solutions to improve health and advance health equity.


We fund initiatives that are transforming medical education and preparing the next generation of physicians and public health leaders.


We support innovative research dedicated to fundamental discovery, health promotion and prevention, as well as the diagnosis, treatment and cure of disease.

The Wisconsin Idea in Action

Our work embodies the Wisconsin Idea of enhancing lives and exchanging knowledge beyond the boundaries of the university.

Our Mission

Grants by the Numbers


Community grants to support projects that improve health and advance health equity in diverse populations across the state


Education grants to prepare future health professionals to meet the health needs of the people of Wisconsin


Research grants to improve health and health care for patients and populations and reduce health disparities


Our Annual and Outcome Reports describe our strong portfolio of funded projects and initiatives.

View publications and reports
WPP Annual Report