Thursday, January 13, 2011

Community Health Center Incubator Program in Wisconsin Being Piloted

The University of Wisconsin- Madison Center for Nonprofits (UW-CNP)  in partnership with the Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association (WPHCA) and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services has received a $50,000 grant from the UW Partnership Program to pilot a Community Health Center incubator program in Wisconsin.  "Expanding Access to Care in Rural and Underserved Areas" will create new strategies and services to help establish additional Health Centers in underserved communities in the state starting April 1, 2011.

The Wisconsin Community Health Center Incubator Program will be much like a business incubator program providing communities with the financial, legal, technical, and operational resources to become competitive applicants for grants.

Resources will include an online needs assessment tool, an incubator application and selection process, support for health care and business planning, and $7,000 in grant assistance ($7,000 local match required) to two communities selected to pilot the incubator program. Communities may use the grant to support program coordination, grant writing consultation, business operations and legal counsel.  


Jeanan Yasiri, Executive Director
UW Center for Nonprofits
Phone:  608-335-2980


Tom Petri
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association
Office:  608-277-7477 or Cell 608-712-7488

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