AHW Learning Event Support Grants Help Build Wisconsin’s Health Workforce
September 28, 2022 Posted by Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH
The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment invites applications for Learning Event Support grants designed to fund Wisconsin-based learning events that build knowledge, skills, and networks among current and future Wisconsin-based health professionals to advance health and health equity in Wisconsin communities.
Applicants can apply for up to $5,000 per learning event through two complementary funding opportunities:
- Community-led Learning Event Support funding invests in events hosted by eligible Wisconsin-based 501c3 non-profit or governmental organizations.
- MCW-led Learning Event Support funding invests in events hosted by eligible MCW School of Medicine faculty.
After reviewing the funding opportunity requirements, interested applicants are encouraged to connect with the AHW team to discuss their learning event in more detail and to learn more about the application process.
AHW is committed to supporting innovative programs and resources that advance Wisconsin’s health workforce. Events supported by AHW have reached diverse sectors of Wisconsin’s health workforce across the state to learn, grow, and network together to collectively advance health and health equity in Wisconsin.
Here are examples of some of the health workforce development events that have benefited from AHW’s support:
- The Wisconsin Community Health Worker Network Kick-off Summit hosted by Unite WI (formerly UniteMKE Pathways Hub) and numerous collaborating partners engaged over 100 Community Health Workers (CHWs), supervisors, allies, and other stakeholders from across the state to learn about and participate in the reestablishment of the Wisconsin CHW Network.
- The Wisconsin Recovery Housing Huddle Up hosted by WisHope and their collaborating partners engaged almost 40 attendees from across Wisconsin working directly in recovery residence programs or as recovery service providers, agency staff, treatment providers, recovery coaches, or individuals in recovery.
- The Wisconsin Physical/Occupational Therapist Symposium hosted by the MCW Department of Anesthesiology, Concordia University Department of Exercise Physiology, and Children's Wisconsin Physical and Occupational Therapy Department, provided continuing education to practicing physical therapists (PTs) and occupational therapists (OTs) in Wisconsin.
- The Student Leadership Development Initiative hosted by medical student leaders and the MCW Institute for Health and Equity engaged 65 medical students through six virtual events focused on exposing students to diverse physician practice and career opportunities and effective leadership styles to employ as future physician leaders.