Making a difference in Milwaukee – and beyond.

The Milwaukee Health Care Partnership (MHCP) has received recognition for its innovation and collaboration with a number of awards and has been cited in a variety print and web publications. MHCP leaders have also presented at regional and national conferences and webinars. The following is just a partial list organizations that recognize the impact MHCP members are making in Milwaukee.

In May 2023, Joy Tapper received the Distinguished Service Award from the Wisconsin Public Health Association recognizing her significant contributions to public health in Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Policy Forum 2022 Salute to Local Government Award for Public-Private Collaboration recognized the Mental Health Emergency Center as a historic joint-venture between Milwaukee County and the four Milwaukee-area health systems: Advocate Aurora Health, Ascension Wisconsin, Children’s Wisconsin, and Froedtert Health.

In 2022, the members of the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership (MHCP) were selected as winners of the LISC Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDI) BMO Harris Cornerstone Award. This award recognized the MHCP members’ longstanding commitment to the community, and persistence and effectiveness over time.

The Wisconsin Hospital Association’s Global Vision Award recognizes community health initiatives that use creativity, innovation, partnership and collaboration to successful address a documented community health need. The Partnership received the award on behalf of all of our participating health systems in 2012.

The American Hospital Association’s NOVA Award, sponsored by the American Hospital Association and Hospitals & Health Networks, honors effective, collaborative programs focused on improving community health status. The Partnership was recognized along with the four other winners in 2011.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is a federal agency dedicated to improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care.  AHRQ features the work of the Partnership in coverage and care coordination in its Policy and Innovation Profiles.

The American Dental Association‘s Action for Dental Health series highlighted the Partnership’s commitment to expanding access to dental care for low-income residents in 2014.

In collaboration with the Wisconsin Collaborative for Health Care Quality, the Partnership’s ED to Medical Home Initiative was recognized as one of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Aligning Forces for Health Care Quality’s “Bright Spots.”