Who We Are

National and state calls for stronger public health leadership that can harness the power of multi-sector collaboration led to the creation of the Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute in 2005 through a partnership between the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health’s Wisconsin Partnership Program and the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment. 

The focus of what we do is to provide systematic and accessible public and community health leadership training, education and technical assistance to support local agendas for community health improvement. Across Wisconsin, people are organizing to take action on the priority issues for their community’s health. For many communities, making headway on their issues requires a new way of working. This means building skills in engaging with the community from the beginning, looking at root causes, thinking about what would have a sustainable impact, developing a theory of change and an action plan and building a strong, multi-sector, partnership. These are all central components of our Leadership Institute curriculum.


Vision:  Healthy, Thriving Wisconsin Communities

Mission:  To strengthen leadership capacity for creating partnerships, policy, and system changes that ensure every Wisconsin community reaches its full health potential.


For more information on the Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute, please contact us.