Improving health care for Milwaukee’s vulnerable populations

Established in 2007, the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership is a public/private consortium dedicated to improving health care for low income, underserved populations in Milwaukee County, with the aim of improving health outcomes, promoting health equity and lowering the total cost of care.

Nearly 22% of Milwaukee County residents live at or below the federal poverty level:

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The Partnership’s Framework

  • Implement a community wide plan and policy agenda
  • Serve as a clearing house for existing and new initiatives
  • Facilitate communication among stakeholders
  • Secure public and private funding for high leverage initiatives
  • Measure progress and overall community performance
  • Improve effectiveness by reducing duplication, fragmentation and cost