The health system members of the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership (Ascension Wisconsin, Aurora Health Care, Children’s Hospital and Health System, and Froedtert Health) helped launch the MHCP Health Improvement Fund with the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County in 2011 to support organizations that provide health care and enabling services for low-income, underserved populations in Milwaukee county, with the aim of improving health outcomes and reducing disparities.
MHCP Health Improvement Fund grants are one-time grants to non-profit, health and human service agencies in Milwaukee County.
Grants will be available for organizations working towards one or more of the following MHCP priorities:
COVERAGE: Reach out and enroll those who are eligible, in public or private health insurance
ACCESS: Increase availability and accessibility of health care services, including primary care, specialty care, behavioral health, dental care, and affordable medications
CARE COORDINATION: Improve care coordination/navigation within or across social and health care delivery systems.
COMMUNITY HEALTH: Address targeted community health needs as identified in the Milwaukee Community Health Needs Assessment, prioritized in the MHCP Plan and tied to cross-sector initiatives including:
- infant mortality/prematurity reduction (Milwaukee LIHF),
- early childhood immunization (Milwaukee Succeeds),
- mental health and substance use (MHCP Behavioral Health Improvement Plan),
- violence prevention / intervention (Milwaukee Blueprint for Peace).
Special consideration will be made for organizations applying for funding who are actively participating in the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership sponsored or supported initiatives.