Identifying effective catalysts for action toward community health improvement in underserved communities in Wisconsin

A strategy used by communities to broaden support for public health improvement involves conducting community health assessments. Wisconsin public health statutes require these assessments to be conducted in each community every five years. Despite this mandate, few communities have the resources to conduct comprehensive assessments and implement health improvement efforts. These health assessments also do not receive attention from public health system partners including media, health care, business, or educational communities. Systematic dissemination of findings is uncommon as are public debate and action to remedy identified problems. The purpose of this project is to use community health rankings in Wisconsin to build awareness, need, and motivation for health improvement using evidence based practices.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $199,995.00

Awarded on: 11/16/2007

Time frame: 12/1/2007 - 5/31/2010

Grant Number: 63369


University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Avenue
Madison, 53705-2221


Bridget Booske Catlin
Project Director


Patrick L. Remington
Project Director