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Eligible communities can be defined in terms of geographic boundaries (Northwestern Wisconsin for 2019-2020) or shared interests and must be within Wisconsin.
For purposes of this application, the Northwestern region includes the following counties: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Iron, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Price, Rusk, Taylor, Saint Croix, Sawyer, Washburn.
Statewide teams and/or multi-county teams are encouraged to apply; please be aware that all workshops will be held in the Northwestern region.
Eligible communities will have initiated a team or coalition to address a community health issue that relates to one of the health priorities described in the state health plan.
Community Team Membership
Teams should be made up of five to eight members who are actively engaged in providing leadership for the team.
Membership should represent multiple community sectors (preference is that members represent different organizations). Partners can include: community and business leaders; employers; community health and primary care providers; health departments; hospitals, clinics, and health systems; media; law enforcement; policy makers; schools and educational organizations; students and youth leaders; faith-based organizations; volunteer or nonprofit community organizations; and individual residents.
It is important to include those who can contribute unique perspectives and resources to your priority health issue due to their professional affiliations, cultural backgrounds, work experience, personal experience, or other characteristics.
Team Member Responsibilities
Each team member agrees to all of the following responsibilities:
Commit time to complete program (~10 hours per month over the 10-month program)
Participate actively in orientation, three site visits, three workshops, and webinars
Contribute to developing, implementing, and evaluating the team’s action plan
Identify individual learning needs by completing a self-assessment
Identify team learning needs and expected benefits
Obtain permission from employer or parent/legal guardian to participate, if necessary
One team member will be the primary contact for your team. These additional responsibilities include:
Act as communication point person and liaison with HWLI
Schedule and coordinate three site visits in your community
Ensure team members are participating in Community Teams Program activities
Serve as contact person for 20-month follow-up evaluation
How to Apply
Apply Online by Friday, July 12, 2019
Ensure your team meets the eligibility criteria.
Select a primary contact person.
Complete the Community Team Application Form.
Ensure that each team member completes the Team Member Form.
Community Team Application Form
Team Member Form (to be completed by each team member)
All team members should complete the Team Member Form. Each team member should describe what they can contribute to the team and coalition/partnership and what they would like to gain by participating in the Community Teams Program.
This form is also available as a downloadable Word Document - (English / Spanish)
How Are Teams Selected?
A workgroup of staff from the Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) group and the Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute will conduct a review of all applications and select teams for 2019-2020.
Reviewers will score applications using a rubric based on the following criteria:
The extent to which the objectives and learning needs of the team match the Community Teams Program curriculum
Demonstration of commitment to engage community
Diversity represented in team composition
All applicants will receive reviewer feedback by July 31, 2019.
2019 - 2020 Tentative Schedule
Community Team Applications Available: May 8, 2019
Community Team Applications and Team Member Forms Due: July 12, 2019
Application Review and Team Selection: July 12 - July 30, 2019
Notification of Selected Teams: July 31, 2019
Half-day In-Person Orientation: August 2019
Site Visits: Fall, winter and spring (scheduled according to team’s availability)
Workshop #1: Location TBD: October/November 2019*
Workshop #2: Location TBD: March 2020*
Workshop #3: Location TBD: June 2020*
* Exact locations for the workshops are TBD, but will all be held in the Northwestern region.
HWLI covers the cost of instructional materials and programming, participant lodging for workshops, one meal at site visits, facility expenses for workshops, and fees for guest faculty and experts who provide technical assistance.
Continuing Education Credits
The program offers university continuing education credits.