The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Releases Annual Report

December 7, 2022 Posted by Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment invested more than $25 million in 26 new projects devoted to improving health and achieving health equity throughout Wisconsin in fiscal year 2022, the organization’s recently released annual report shows.

In total, AHW funding supported 95 active projects in fiscal year 2022, representing more than $113 million in ongoing commitments all directed toward initiatives benefitting people and communities across Wisconsin.

“The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment’s annual report demonstrates our commitment addressing both long-standing and emergent health challenges in Wisconsin as stewards of the public funds entrusted to us,” said AHW director Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH. “We are proud to work alongside a strong and growing network of statewide health allies to advance biomedical research, support community health initiatives, and build the health workforce the state needs,” said AHW director Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH.

The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment is Wisconsin’s largest health improvement philanthropy, and the only health philanthropy in the nation stewarding public funds from within a private medical school. AHW was formed within the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2004 as the result of a generous financial gift made by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Wisconsin to the people of Wisconsin.

Since issuing its first funding awards in 2004, AHW has, as of June 2022, invested nearly $333 million into over 560 projects aimed at maximizing the health of all residents of Wisconsin.

Read AHW’s fiscal year 2022 annual report here.

Watch to hear a message from AHW Director Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, about AHW's investments and impact in fiscal year 2022. 


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