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University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute

The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) is known nationally for its partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in producing the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps and administering the RWJF Culture of Health Prize. Within Wisconsin, UWPHI has statewide reach and is known for signature programs including:

  • Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute, a leadership institute that provides a year of training and technical assistance to community coalitions working to address local health challenges;
  • Evidence Based Health Policy Project, a program of engagement with the Wisconsin Legislature in partnership with one of Wisconsin’s legislative service agencies and the La Follette School of Public Affairs; and,
  • Program evaluation and evaluation research in diverse topic areas including Medicaid policy, chronic disease prevention, behavioral health and substance abuse, and criminal justice.
Mission Statement

UWPHI advances health and well-being for all by developing and evaluating interventions and promoting evidence-based approaches to policy and practice at the local, state, and national levels. The Institute works across the full spectrum of factors that contribute to health.

  • Convening/Partnering
  • Fiscal/Administration Management
  • Health Communications & Social Marketing
  • Health Information Services
  • Health Policy Development, Implementation & Evaluation
  • Health Systems Transformation
  • Population-Based Health Programs
  • Research & Evaluation
Community Served:
Contact Information:
  • Dept. of Population Health Sciences University of WI School of Medicine & Public Health
    610 Walnut Street, 575-D WARF Madison, WI 53726-2397
  • Sheri Johnson, Director
  • 608.265.4603

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Resources contributed by this organization:

2014 Annual Conference Breakout Session: “Cacophony to Symphony: Creating Harmony in Health Priorities”

Kevin Barnett and Reginauld Jackson, (Public Health Institute, CA) and Bridget Booske Catlin and Karen Timberlake (University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute) explore the development of shared metrics and population health improvement goals.

2014 NNPHI Annual Roundtable: “Diving into the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps”

Bridget Booske Catlin (University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute) offers an introduction to helpful resources for assisting local communities in efforts to improve health.

CHNA Public Forum Presentation: “Data Platform: Scope & Transparency”

Takeaways from Julie Willems Van Dijk (Associate Scientist, University of Wisc. PHI) at the CDC Public Forum “Best Practices for Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Implementation Strategy Development” meeting.