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Statewide Partnership to Advance Health Equity Launches “Healthy Metric”

Healthy Metric LogoHealthy Metric went live today, releasing five new brief reports focused on health disparities in Wisconsin. These first reports provide an initial look at the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on health and health disparities. The first five reports provide an initial look at the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on health and health disparities. They cover a wide range of issues impacting health outcomes and health care in Wisconsin including:

Toolkit for Improving Chronic Conditions, Hypertension & Diabetes: Care & Outcomes available on HIPxChange

Yahara clinicHypertension, or high blood pressure, is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of premature death in Americans (CDC - High Blood Pressure). In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death in Wisconsin (Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Heart Disease).

NHP Sociodemographic Report Release

SDOH Sample ReportThe UW ICTR Neighborhood Health Partnerships Program (NHP) is excited to announce the launch of their latest ZIP code level report, the Sociodemographic Profile Report.

To make sociodemographic information easily accessible and comparable across geographies, NHP has launched a new report that provides information on the social determinants of health at the ZIP code level. This report uses U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) data to provide additional context about living conditions and demographics for most ZIP codes in Wisconsin.

ICTR's Neighborhood Health Partnership program hosts lunch & learn: Include Local Health Data and Action Tools in Grants

Tired Medical WorkerAre you interested in local level data on vaccinations, screenings, blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and more for your research? This lunch & learn will show how to leverage ICTR Neighborhood Health Partnership (NHP) program data on WI neighborhoods (zip code level) covering 27 health outcomes and care measures spanning the care continuum including wellness, prevention, risk factors for chronic diseases and chronic disease care. Attendees will also learn about funding opportunities for competitive research proposals through the ICTR Pilot Award Program.

WIRED-RT COVID-19 Simulation Curriculum Toolkit available on HIPxChange

Tired Medical WorkerThe COVID-19 pandemic has put new constraints on the care of patients. Concerns about viral transmission, limiting exposure, proper PPE utilization, and evolving best practices in caring for patients with a novel viral disease has led to healthcare workers feeling high levels of uncertainty and has left healthcare systems scrambling to prepare their staff for sudden surges in patients.

Authors developed the WIRED-RT COVID-19 Simulation Curriculum Toolkit to help health systems and healthcare providers prepare for surges in COVID-19 cases by focusing on proper PPE utilization, infection control practices, and patient care best-practices as of the date of publication.

Dr. Elizabeth Cox and Collaborators Awarded National Cancer Institute Grant

Elizabeth CoxHIP Investigator, Dr. Elizabeth Cox and her PROKids team, in collaboration with the investigators at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and West Virginia University, have received a 5-year P01 grant from the National Cancer Institute focused on improving rates of HPV vaccination. The study will implement and evaluate an evidence-based intervention, “the Announcement Approach,” in over 40 pediatric and family medicine practices who are members of the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality or the West Virginia Practice-Based Research Network.

Encouraging the Scale-up of Proven Interventions: A Toolkit available on HIPxChange

Coworkers discussionMost research universities have technology transfer infrastructure in place to help researchers apply for patents and spread the use of inventions such as drugs and devices. Yet most research universities lack similar infrastructure to help investigators scale up the use of non-patentable innovations such as novel healthcare models, behavioral or other heath interventions, and smartphone applications.

Healthy Aging in Rural Towns (HeART) Toolkit available on HIPxChange

Older woman having funThe Healthy Aging in Rural Towns (HeART) Toolkit contains guidelines and resources for conducting a needs-and-assets assessment and for choosing strategies to strengthen your community's support network and help older adults thrive.

Although the toolkit was designed primarily for use by rural communities, other communities will also find this guide useful, as the steps to needs assessment, asset gathering and strategy making are similar across communities.

This toolkit was developed by researchers and clinicians (Co-Principal Investigators: Barbara Bowers PhD, RN, FAAN and Kim Nolet MS) at the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Nursing Center for Aging Research and Education.

Toolkits for CTSA Program Leaders: Developing D&I and Community-Engaged Research Capacity within a CTSA

Team putting hands togetherThe University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UW ICTR) has developed comprehensive Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) resources to support the translational research process. A recent publication in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science describes the essential role of stakeholder engagement in the evolution of the UW ICTR Community and Collaboration (C&Cn) component and its nationally acclaimed D&I Launchpad program.

The Building Community Engaged Research Capacity within a CTSA toolkit available on HIPxChange

Team putting hands togetherThe University of Wisconsin - Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) Community–Academic Partnerships component (ICTR-CAP) is organized as a federation of more than 40 programs and centers across the UW-Madison campus and Marshfield Clinic each providing resources to support community-engaged translational research. The ICTR-CAP Steering Committee consists of the faculty directors of federation programs and participates in strategic planning to support resource coordination, identify need areas, and build resources to support community-engaged translational research.

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