Patrick Remington, professor of population health sciences and associate dean in the School of Medicine and Public Health, participates in a group discussion with students.

Training (new)

One of our goals is to expand prevention research training of practitioners, community members, and students from public health, medicine, nursing, and other disciplines. The UWPRC is partnering with key prevention training programs, certificates, and courses to enhance and expand prevention research training. Through training and collaboration across programs to enhance prevention research education, we can grow the capacity for prevention health research.

The UWPRC offers prevention and health equity training opportunities for public health students, medical students, or postdoctoral fellows to establish a pipeline of applied prevention researchers skilled in community engagement. Our center is working to expand training of community and public health practitioners to bring a focus on evaluation, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-based programs and policies. Like all elements of the UWPRC, trainings and collaborations take a health equity approach and build research and community capacity in translation of policy and system’s prevention strategies.

Training programs

Training programs offered or affiliated with the UWPRC are listed below. The target audience for each program is available following the list.

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Preventive Medicine Residency Program

The University of Wisconsin Preventive Medicine Residency trains physician leaders who will improve health through the practice of public health and population medicine. Graduates of preventive medicine residency programs are well-prepared for careers in areas such as local, state or federal health agencies, health care systems, and community-based health organizations. Residents complete a two-year residency in applied public health and population medicine through various practicum and clinical rotations, including at state and local public health departments, accountable care organizations, community health clinics, and large hospital systems.

Visit the Preventive Medicine Residency website to learn more.

Dissemination & Implementation (D&I) Short Course

The D&I Short Course is an annual forum for researchers, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, community stakeholders, and others interested in dissemination and implementation to explore the emerging field of D&I with national and local experts.

Visit the D&I Short Course webpage to learn more.

Evidence-Based Public Health Short Course

This short course is a community-based and co-led by faculty from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The course is designed to address many of the core competencies of public health and promote workforce development for public health in Wisconsin using a common framework. This three-day course is offered annually at no cost to participants.

Prevention Sciences Certificate

This multidisciplinary program addresses contemporary health and social issues facing at-risk and vulnerable groups across the life course. Participating units are Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education; Educational Psychology; Human Development and Family Studies; Nursing; Population Health Sciences; and Social Work. Training leads to a doctoral minor (Option A) or a graduate/professional certificate in prevention and intervention science. Students enrolled in University of Wisconsin-Madison Ph.D. or Masters programs can pursue a certificate to train and apply prevention sciences perspective to their graduate education.

Visit the Prevention Sciences Certificate webpage to learn more.

Certificate in Clinical and Community Outcomes Research (CCOR)

Available to graduate students and health professionals, the Certificate in CCOR is designed to encourage innovative approaches to solving community health problems by involving faculty and students of diverse backgrounds and by providing diverse course options.

Visit the CCOR webpage to learn more.

Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI)

HELI offers an annual, week-long institute for researchers using an evidence-based curriculum to develop a diverse workforce for health equity research. The HELI program is primarily intended for early-stage research investigators. Applicants must have completed their doctoral program and be engaged in minority health and health disparities research before attending HELI.

Visit the HELI website to learn more.

Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute (HWLI)

HWLI strengthens collaborative leadership capacity to advance health and health equity in Wisconsin through community teams and coach programs. HWLI works with community health leaders and organizations to grow skills in engaging with communities, look at root causes, develop sustainable impacts, develop a theory of change, and build strong, multi-sector partnerships.

Visit the HWLI website to learn more.

Training programs offered and target audience

Training program Health Professionals and Researchers Community Leaders Students
Preventive Medicine Residency Program X
D&I Short Course X
Evidence-Based Public Health Short Course X
Prevention Sciences Certificate X