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Our goal is to reduce health disparities and improve health in Wisconsin. To achieve this goal, we connect health systems, payers, and communities with academic institutions to build sustainable systems that measure, monitor, and reduce disparities through best practices and evidence-based innovations.

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The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison is committed to improving the health of Wisconsin and beyond through service, scholarship, science and social responsibility. We are developing new approaches for preventing, diagnosing and treating illness by uniting the principles and power of traditional medicine and public health.

The Medical College of Wisconsin brings together the most inquisitive minds in science, medicine, education and community engagement to solve the toughest challenges in health and society today. Academic medicine is at the core, where scientists, physicians and students work hand-in-hand with the community to ask the questions no one else is, and fuel the continuous cycle of knowledge that’s shaping the future of medicine.

Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI) is the research division within Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS). The mission of MCRI is to enrich lives through discovery, translation and application of scientific knowledge that improves health and well being. The MCRI mission supports one of the MCHS core values of excellence through research, education and best practices so we deliver exceptional quality health care.

The Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality, affordability, safety, and efficiency of health care in Wisconsin by providing high quality, reliable, integrated claims data to all stakeholders seeking to transform healthcare.

Through their partnerships with providers, purchasers, and consumers, WHIO has been able to create one of the only statewide voluntary All-Payer Claims Databases in the nation, which includes more than 4.8 million individuals (>84% of Wisconsin’s population), and over 423 million claims.

The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) is a voluntary, non-profit consortium of healthcare provider organizations committed to public reporting in an effort to bring meaning to performance measurement information that improves the quality and affordability of healthcare in Wisconsin, in turn improving the health of individuals and communities.

WCHQ members includes 35 health systems, 325 medical clinics, and more than 150 dentists. Members represent integrated health systems with hospitals and clinics; small, rural hospitals; a staff model health plan; FQHCs; a statewide network of free and charitable clinics; independent physician groups; and dental practices.

WCHQ’s members represent more than 65% of Wisconsin’s primary care physicians, which is over 5,000 primary care physicians, advanced practice providers and physician assistants.


The Wisconsin Partnership Program represents a far-reaching commitment by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to greatly improve the health and well-being of people in Wisconsin now and for years to come. In alignment with the Wisconsin Idea, the Wisconsin Partnership Program reaches beyond the campus to improve the health of Wisconsinites through innovative research and education programs and community partnerships.

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment is a statewide health philanthropy established by the Medical College of Wisconsin through a generous gift from Blue Cross & Blue Shield United of Wisconsin. We advance research that improves lives. We help educate future health leaders for all of Wisconsin. And in communities statewide, we help partners create real change, leading to better policies, systems, and programs so we can all enjoy better health.