University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
The Institute was established in 1984 and has evolved under various auspices, adopting its current name and structure as the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) in May of 2005. We serve our mission in pursuit of the Wisconsin Idea – where boundaries of the University extend to the boundaries of the state, and beyond.
The mission of the Institute is to translate public health and health policy research for policy and practice.
The Institute's tag line "translating research for policy and practice" represents an exchange relationship. Research results from our academic program are communicated to practitioners – their intended audience. At the same time, the experience, expertise and the needs of public health, policy making, and clinical practitioners inform our research program.
The Institute serves as the bridge to public health and health care practice in the state through an active community advisory board, issue briefs and reports, and periodic conferences and educational programs. The Institute also serves as a focal point for public health and health policy within the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health bringing together faculty, staff, and students interested in applying their skills and experience to answer real world questions.
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