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Wisconsin Department of Health Services - State Partnership Program

Grantee Information

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
1 W Wilson St., Madison, WI 53707
(608) 261-9308 (Phone)

The mission of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WDHS) is to assure the health, safety and well-being of Wisconsin citizens, improve the lives of Wisconsin seniors and people with disabilities, and increase opportunities for children to grow up safe, healthy and successful.

Grant Project Information

FY10 State Partnership Grant Program to Improve Minority Health
Dr. Fabienne Ouapou-Lena
(608) 261-9308 fabienne.ouapoul


The Wisconsin State Partnership Program will improve the health of minority and tribal communities by addressing the socio-economic determinants affecting poor health outcomes in minority communities throughout Wisconsin. The program will focus on HIV/AIDS and infant health, which are particular burdens among Wisconsin's minority populations. To this end, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WDHS) will establish a health disparities network to promote partnerships between bureaus and programs within WDHS on issues related to health disparities. WDHS will also invent and track existing public health initiatives focused on reducing health disparities, hold two annual community forums to promote community engagement, and develop a standardized data collection system on racial and ethnic disparities. Finally, WDHS will administer four mini-grants to implement evidence-based strategies to reduce disparities in HIV/AIDS and infant mortality. In order to measure program progress, partners will be surveyed and records will be kept of information, including the number of participants and number of invitee letters. Additionally, community engagement will be gauged by a subcommittee formed by WDHS.

OMH objective(s) toward which the project's results most contribute (check all that apply):

  • Increased awareness, education, and outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health and health disparities problems
  • Improved access to, and appropriate utilization of, health and other community-based services and systems through user-centered design for racial/ethnic minorities (e.g., health IT, culturally/ linguistically appropriate services, service provider education/ training, workforce diversity)
  • Strengthened leadership and coordination to leverage resources and enhance effectiveness and efficiency of individual and collective efforts (including, but not limited to, research and data)

Key Healthy People 2010 objectives or subobjectives toward which your project's results most contribute (see Appendix 3 of OMH's Evaluation Planning Guidelines):

Healthy People objectives were not identified.

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