SW WI Behavioral Health Partnership
The Southwestern Wisconsin Behavioral Health Partnership project was submitted and accepted by the Medical College of Wisconsin, Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment in 2017. We will be funded for the coming five years, July 1, 2017-June 30, 2022 and are continuing to build relationships to improve the behavioral health of our communities. The project reach includes all five SWCAP counties: Green, Grant, Iowa, Lafayette and Richland.
We developed a plan that is aligned with what community members shared were the biggest needs and what they felt would be most effective – and interestingly are also aligned with research and evidence.
Here’s what we will be working on together and can potentially use grant funds to accomplish:
1. Acceptability: Stigma reduction and mental health literacy efforts in communities
2. Accessibility: Development and use of a powerful resource /referral tool
Our program director is Bridget Mouchon-Humphrey, who leads and administers the project, and coordinates regional outreach, education, and community/coalition initiatives. Her background includes ten years as a Family living Agent with the Green County UW-Extension, where she worked on issues of immigrant families, parenting, family financial stability, poverty, homelessness and community mental health. She holds a Masters Degree in Human Ecology, specializing in Human Development and Family Studies. She also works closely with Liz Feder and Robin Lecoanet from the UW Population Health Institute to monitor community change with regard to behavioral health, and with Tom Mosgaller, a national expert and locally based Asset-Based Community Development consultant.
The Southwestern Wisconsin Behavioral Health Partnership seeks to foster acceptability, improve accessibility, and increase availability of behavioral health services and resources in southwestern Wisconsin.
SWCAP, 149 N. Iowa Street,
Dodgeville, WI 53533
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