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Healthiest State Summit

The Wisconsin Healthiest State Summit is an effort of the Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) Group at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Wisconsin has a long legacy of a strong commitment to advancing the public’s health and we are excited to continue and deepen this work. The Healthiest State Summit will build on the foundation of the Prevention Conference, which set the stage for cross-cutting skill development of public health leaders and coalitions. The Healthiest State Summit also aims to advance shared action on conditions that advance health equity and community well-being. Through engaging networks, coalitions, and multi-stakeholder partnerships, the Healthiest State Summit will not focus on any particular health issue, but will:

  • Convene and support diverse leaders in setting and taking action on a common agenda to align and catalyze efforts (e.g. policy agenda, funder agenda, shared metrics);

  • Provide capacity building and support to address cross-cutting needs, challenges and opportunities; and

  • Advance a shared narrative that expands the understanding of what shapes health and equity.

During odd years, an Agenda Setting Convening will be held to identify shared priorities. In even years a Summit will be held to provide training and capacity building and to support coalition building and further alignment. The outcomes and planning for these events will be linked to shared action between convenings. It is our goal that these efforts will lead to a strong and diverse network of effective coalitions, working together to achieve sustainable changes to advance health equity.

Read the summary of the 2017 Healthiest State Agenda Setting Convening


MATCH Group 
The Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) group works with partners to start, catalyze, and sustain community-driven action on root causes and social determinants of health inequity. The MATCH group does this by:

  • Improving practice, including using health equity and collaborative leadership approaches
  • Developing and disseminating data to action and tools for change
  • Building capacity and convening for action through supporting training programs, providing technical assistance, leading learning and action networks, building alliances, and supporting statewide alignment