Our Story

 

In 2009, the Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP) atWPP_h4c the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health launched the Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families (LIHF). LIHF is a multi-year, community-driven initiative to develop and implement strategies to reduce the disparities in birth outcomes between African Americans and Whites in Wisconsin.

Over the years, the Wisconsin Partnership Program has provided funding to LIHF to support community-based LIHF Collaboratives and LIHF Project Grants in Beloit, Kenosha, Milwaukee, and Racine, increase data to action work, and build maternal and child health capacity within the School of Medicine and Public Health.

Learn more about our story in the timeline below.

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2007

White Paper was commissioned for the Wisconsin Partnership Program in 2007. Read Richard Aronson’s paper “Elimination of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Birth Outcomes in Wisconsin”  here.

2007

2008

The Wisconsin Partnership Program announces a $10 million committment to LIHF. Learn more about the Wisconsin Partnership Program here.

2008

2010

Collaborative Planning Grants are funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program. LIHF Collaboratives convene community members and stakeholder organizations to identify priority community concerns. Read the Community Action Plans created by this process.

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2012

The LIHF Collaborative Implementation Grants are funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program. LIHF Collaboratives begin to implement their community action plans.

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2012

2013

The LIHF Project Grants are funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program. Twenty-two project grants are awarded to community and academic partners working collaboratively to design, implement, and/or evaluate a community program focused on supporting African American women and their families to have healthy birth outcomes. Learn more about the projects here.

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2013

Today

The LIHF initiative continues to work towards policy, systems, and environmental change. Learn more about all of our local and regional efforts here.

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