WHAT IS healthTIDE

healthTIDE is a network of statewide and place-based community partners who work together to create bigger change faster around nutrition and physical activity. We work to connect, align, and unite multi-sector partners across Wisconsin who are working to make the healthy choice the easy choice and reduce health disparities so that everyone has the opportunity to thrive. We bring partners together to create lasting policy, system, and environmental changes related to nutrition and physical activity.

Shared goals include:

  • Building strong, lasting partnerships and growing the network.

  • Increasing awareness and public support of health-related issues.

  • Creating stronger investments for statewide and local, place-based changes in healthy eating and physical activity opportunities and policies.

  • Contribute to advancing health equity in Wisconsin.

Guiding principals:

  • Ensure all voices matter

  • Contribute to health equity

  • Use evidence, while supporting innovation

  • Build trust and authenticity

  • Harness and be responsive to action

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Within the network, healthTIDE also hosts specific teams using the Collective Impact framework as a guide: Early Childhood, Schools, Active Communities, and Healthy Food Retail. These teams, like the network, are made up of partners who hail from state agencies, private industry, nonprofits, and communities across the state. Learn more here.  

Through healthTIDE’s network and brand, we communicate to supporters and the public, raising awareness on the issues while promoting solutions and community successes.

healthTIDE staff are advised by a Leadership Council with statewide and local representation.

The healthTIDE network has a staff who, together, create change through: Connecting, Convening, and Catalyzing partners to Collective Action. 

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healthTIDE staff work in the Collective Impact framework, meaning organizations contribute staff time and resources to support the network and in aligning our shared efforts to bring about lasting policy, systems, and environmental change. Learn more about Collective Impact here

Current staff come from UW-Madison, UW-Extension, and the Statewide Alliance of YMCAs. Previous staff have included individuals from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Winnebago County Health Department, and Kids Forward. 

Funding largely comes from a generous grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health as part of the Obesity Prevention Initiative. Learn more about Obesity Prevention Initiative here.

INTERESTED IN BEEING PART OF OUR LEADERSHIP COUNCIL, CONTRIBUTING STAFF TIME TO SUPPORT THE NETWORK, OR JOINING A TEAM? LET'S TALK! 

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