The University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) works to strengthen the health of communities through innovative programs and partnerships.

Why? Because over 80 percent of what makes people healthy happens takes place not in the doctor’s office, but in the day-to-day lives of individuals and families. Genetics, behavior, the environment, socioeconomic status and education all influence human health.

With your gift, we can develop rich educational opportunities, collaborative research projects and new models of health care that help communities thrive—for generations.

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To donate to our community health work, please contact Jerome Garrett, MBA, FACHE, Director, Business Services (email: