The regional Community Teams Program is a yearlong program that facilitates sustainable community partnerships through the development of collaborative leadership and public health skills among teams working on health improvement. Program activities include three workshops, three capacity-building site visits, and ongoing technical assistance from staff and consultants. In addition, teams participate in cross-community networking visits to advance community health improvement. Leadership Institute staff work with teams to ensure that collaborative leadership and public health skill building is responsive to individual and community needs to advance health improvement efforts.  

Learning content includes:

  • Partnership building
  • Leveraging resources
  • Cultural humility and health equity
  • Storytelling
  • Policy advocacy
  • Community organizing
  • Collective impact
  • Action, evaluation and sustainability planning

A Regional Approach

To increase shared learning across communities and reduce time and distance barriers, the Community Teams program will be offered regionally: 

  • 2015 Northwestern
  • 2016 Southwestern 
  • 2017 Northeastern 
  • 2018 Southeastern

Interactive Map of HWLI Teams

Click on the icons to see more information about each team. Large red dots are current Community Teams. Small red dots are Community Teams. Blue icons are COACH Teams.

What participants are saying

"The Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute (HWLI) has been a great experience for the East Central Health in Planning Team. As a team we have gained knowledge, skills and tools that make our work more effective and efficient. The HWLI has also strengthened relationships within our multidisciplinary team which has resulted in a greater collective impact for our region. In addition to being very responsive, HWLI staff create a fun and enjoyable learning environment where we have exponentially increased our amount of health and team building knowledge. I would highly recommend this program as a way to take your work to the next level."

-Tom Baron, East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission