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Diversity Makes the Real Difference

In Wisconsin, African Americans and Hispanics face significant health disparities that directly affect every part of our communities of color—from income to education to average lifespan. Creating a diverse public health workforce is a crucial step in eliminating these disparities, and ultimately make a real difference in the lives of those who need it most.

Students of color want a fulfilling future and the ability to create positive change in their communities, and that’s what makes a career in public health one of the most promising paths!

Diversity Matters is a statewide initiative with the goal of increasing the diversity of Wisconsin’s public health workforce by inspiring African American and Hispanic students in middle school, high school and college to pursue a career in public health. Diversity Matters is funded wholly by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin.


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