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Who We Are

The CWHP serves as a consortium structure assuring equitable access to quality behavioral health services.  Across disciplines, this partnership brings together the best of integrated medicine, integrated human services and integrated public health initiatives.  By sharing best practices, innovative contracting, and prevention services, the CWHP promotes quality services to all residents across the region.   

The continuum of community-based psychosocial services, assured by the counties for recovering clients, is an important part of the infrastructure on which all other services depend.  Psychosocial rehabilitation services are recognized by the partnership as an essential approach to enabling and empowering consumers into self-directed care. Our partnership is committed to sustaining and expanding psychosocial rehabilitation services (HFS 36) to all eligible residents of the region.  



Through innovative regional collaboration, Central Wisconsin Health Partnership advocates for policy, system, and environmental change to ensure conditions for people to be healthy.

Healthy people in thriving communities.

CWHP History

The Health Departments and Human Services Departments of Adams, Juneau, Marquette, Waushara, Waupaca and Green Lake Counties, along with Family Health La Clinica, FQHC, serve a rural population of 158,637 with an average per-capita income of $23,788.  Among the poorest in the state, this population historically ranks in the bottom quarter of Wisconsin counties for health determinants in a range of areas that directly impact mental health and physical well-being. 

The Central Wisconsin Health Partnership formed in 2011 to explore options to enhance the behavioral healthcare delivery system.  The Wisconsin Mental Health and Substance Abuse Infrastructure Study in 2009 and the Federal Affordable Healthcare Act in 2010 provided an impetus to explore alternate funding and pathways for consumers to enter service.

Our partnership increases access to a range of behavioral health services through a regional collaboration that includes core benefits of 6 county human services, public health with consumer outreach, and integrated medicine.  Offering a balance of population level prevention strategies and individual interventions, this unique and replicable partnership stands on a long history of successful collaboration among regional partners. 


Juneau County is awarded a Stronger Economies Together (SET) Grant - October 2016

Three counties were chosen as the regional team: Juneau, Jackson, and Monroe.  This is the only SET Grant to be awarded in the mid-west, and only one of 7 awarded across the U.S.  This is the first time Wisconsin has been an awardee.  Download the article.

Coordinated Mobility Management Feasibility Study - June 2016

The East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and Waupaca County received a 5304 planning grant through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to study the transportation gaps, barriers and needs within Waupaca, Waushara, Shawano, Marquette, Green Lake, Adams, and Juneau Counties and recommend a mobility management system to aid the counties in their transportation efforts .
The final  Coordinated Mobility Ma
nagement Feasibility Study for Waupaca and Surrounding Counties document for the 5304 Planning Grant is located at the following link: Download the study.

CWHP as "Project of the Month" 

The CWHP was asked to be featured as a "project of the month" in the January 2016 newsletter of the Wisconsin Public Health Association's Health Impact Assessment/Health in All Policies Section.

Download the article that was submitted.

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