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Diversity Matters: Recruiting Wisconsin’s Future Public Health Workforce

Diversity Matters: Recruiting Wisconsin’s Future Public Health Workforce is a 5-year project funded by the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, a component of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The overall goal of this project is to increase the diversity of Wisconsin's public health workforce. The project focuses on African American and Hispanic youth, and uses social marketing as its primary strategy. Diversity Matters will identify barriers to a career in public health for the priority communities and use assessment results as well as workforce and marketing best practices to develop a plan for a creative, youth oriented and contemporary social marketing effort. The project places an emphasis on building a strong community-academic partnership – at both the core partner and Advisory Committee levels as a crucial component of sustainability.

Over the long term (10-15 years), this project can lead to increased diversity in the public health workforce and, ultimately, increased success in addressing health disparities.

The core partners on this project include the Medical College of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Public Health Association and Wisconsin Division of Public HealthView the current 2016 Advisory Committee Members Here.

Photos from the 2016 Public Health Career and Internship Fair can be accessed here.


Project Coordinator:

Ashley Monson 
Wisconsin Public Health Association

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