Wisconsin Minority Health Program
What Works: Reducing Health Disparities in Wisconsin Communities
"What Works" is a three-year, collaborative
project between the Wisconsin Division of Public Health and the University
of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Fund for
a Healthy Future. The overall goal of the What Works project is to
identify and disseminate public health interventions that will help reduce
racial and ethnic health disparities in Wisconsin. Activities of the What
Works project focus on two State Health Plan health priority areas
(obesity, overweight and lack of physical activity; access to primary and
preventive health services) and on the two largest racial/ethnic minority
populations in Wisconsin (African American and Latino/Hispanic).
The What Works project involves two key strategies:
- To review the published academic literature related to the two health priority areas in
order to identify evidence-based practices that could improve health in
these communities, and
- To look within Wisconsin's local communities for programs or projects that show
promise in improving health in racial and ethnic minority populations.
The Wisconsin Promising Practices Program is a systematic
means to recognize and support these promising local programs, as well as a way to
enable others to learn from and potentially replicate their efforts.
Last Revised: October 25, 2011