Evidence-Based Health Policy Project to host program highlighting local health expertise in the Fox Valley

Menasha – The Evidence-Based Health Policy Project (EBHPP) will host a public program highlighting how groups in the Fox Valley generate knowledge to improve health, titled Community Health in the Fox Valley: How are Local Groups Sharing What They Know? The event will be held at Perry Hall on the UW-Fox Valley campus on Friday, September 8th from 10:00am-12:00pm. The event is free and open to the public but space is limited. Advance registration is recommended.

The program will be opened by Dr. Martin Rudd, the Dean of UW Colleges’ northeast regional campuses, and will feature three local legislators as co-hosts: Representative Dave Murphy of Greenville, Representative Mike Rohrkaste of Neenah, and Representative Amanda Stuck of Appleton. The program will feature a panel of speakers from four local groups working to improve health in different areas:

Weight of the Fox Valley, a community health initiative working to address active lifestyle and health habits among Fox Valley residents.

The Fox Valley Memory Project, a collaborative organization that seeks to improve the lives of community members living with dementia

National Alliance on Mental Illness-Fox Valley, a local affiliate of a large national network aiming to empower those with mental illness which currently manages a state-funded peer-run mental illness and addiction respite center in Appleton.

East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, which is currently working on projects incorporating safe routes to schools and healthy environments for all community residents.

The EBHPP is a partnership with the UW Population Health Institute, the La Follette School of Public Affairs, and the Wisconsin Legislative Council. The non-partisan project bridges medicine and health policy, as well as research and practice, to serve the Wisconsin Legislature and other decision-makers. Originally formed in 2002, the EBHPP provides public briefings on health topics and aims to connect localized health research and expertise with key stakeholders in Wisconsin.

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