Campus Partners

WINRS works with several campus partners to collaborate, mutually inform, inspire, and support one another’s work.

  • Antiracism Community of Practice – Campus group that meets monthly to discuss strategies for centering antiracist, anti-oppressive, and justice- and equity-oriented practices in our work. WINRS is an active participant in the community’s monthly meetings.
  • CAARN (Community Academic Aging Research Network) – CAARN brings together academic researchers and community partners to conduct clinical and dissemination research related to healthy aging.
  • Campus Community Connectors – Group of staff from UW-Madison units and programs that routinely connect with community partners and advance the UW-Madison Civic Action Plan. WINRS is an active participant in the community’s meetings.
  • CARE (Center for Aging Research and Education) – Supports discoveries that improve aging and builds the skills and capacity of those who care for older adults. WINRS and CARE collaborate to support and coordinate the Board of Older Adult Advisors.
  • CCHE (Center for Collaborative Health Equity) – The CCHE connects partners from the state’s rural, urban, and tribal communities with university faculty, staff, and students to advance long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships in teaching, research, and service initiatives to improve health equity in underserved communities of Wisconsin.
  • Community Partnerships Outreach – Staff from university and community programs that gather once a month to discuss shared topics of interest, such as Working with Community Advisory Boards, Decolonization of Research, and Community-Based Learning. WINRS is an active participant in the community’s monthly meetings and has led panels on working with community advisory boards.
  • HERN (Health Experiences Research Network) – HERN provides accessible, engaging, systematically-collected qualitative summaries, or “modules” – presented through multimedia clips using patients’ own voices about their experiences with health and health care.
  • ICTR (UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research) – The goal of UW ICTR is to create an environment that transforms research into a continuum from investigation through discovery and to translation into real-life community practice, thereby linking even the most basic research to practical improvements in human health. WINRS supports the ICTR-Community Academic Partnerships Education and Training program by organizing workshops and seminars on topics such as rural health, facilitation, working with community advisory boards, and tips for successful grant proposals. Many of these events have been recorded and are available here.
  • IRP (Institute for Research on Poverty) – IRP researches the causes and consequences of poverty and inequality in the United States.
  • Morgridge Center for Public Service – Connects UW-Madison students, staff, and faculty to local and global communities to build partnerships and solve critical issues through service and learning.
  • OCH (Office of Community Health) – OCH facilitates programs in partnership with communities, patients, learners, UW faculty, and UW academic and health system partners.
  • PHI (Population Health Institute) – The UW Population Health Institute advances health and well-being for all by developing and evaluating interventions and promoting evidence-based approaches to policy and practice at the local, state, and national levels.
  • WREN (Wisconsin Research and Education Network) – A statewide practice-based research network with hundreds of primary care clinicians and academic researchers. WREN conducts high-quality translational research projects in “real-world” family practices across Wisconsin.

"The WINRS team are the perfect ambassadors between the worlds of research and the grassroots community. They create spaces and processes where people can really communicate across barriers that often divide us."

Paul Terranova, Former Executive Director of the Lussier Community Education Center