We support community health initiatives by convening stakeholders, catalyzing action, and serving as a partner for community initiatives to improve well-being, particularly among groups most affected by negative health outcomes.
With funding provided by the City of the Madison, applications will be accepted between October 15 and November 12, 2021 for the 2021 Healthy Communities Fund. The purpose of the Fund is to support Madison-based organizations and individuals who are working to address health and racial equity in Madison.
A total of $7,000 will be made available. Up to 5 awardees will be chosen with anticipated award amounts ranging from $1,000 - $3,000.
We work to provide our community with information to support data-informed decisions; strategies and technical assistance to implement programs and policies that are designed to improve health; and evaluation expertise to measure what’s working.
We collect, analyze, and communicate health-related data to assess community health, track health trends, prevent diseases, and inform policies and programs to improve health.
We track policies that impact health, and work with partners to incorporate health considerations into decision-making.
We collaborate with partners by providing assistance in program development and evaluation, ensuring that projects identify appropriate goals, criteria for success, and metrics to track results.
We engage in community outreach and collaboration using a health and racial equity framework to support policy, systems and environmental change to improve community health.
We believe everyone should have the opportunity to be healthy. Some focus areas we are working with community partners on include: