Who We Are

Dane 1 in 4 is comprised of several research groups, healthcare organizations, and advocates

We are all working together to learn how to best serve patients in need of quality and timely mental health care. All of the organizations participating in Dane 1 in 4 are based in Dane county, but we aim to spread the word about our findings on a national scale so that all patients in the US have the potential to benefit from the project.

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Health Innovation Program

The Health Innovation Program (HIP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison aims to improve health care delivery and population health across the State of Wisconsin and the nation through conducting and disseminating health services research that partners UW faculty with Wisconsin healthcare organizations.

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UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) is the home of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award at the University of Wisconsin. ICTR is a partnership of several of UW’s academic units—the Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, and the College of Engineering—and the Marshfield Clinic.

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UW Health

UW Health represents the 3 health care entities of the University of Wisconsin-Madison: the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) , the UW Medical Foundation (UWMF), and the UW Hospital and Clinics. UW Health provides access to more than 1,200 primary and specialty care physicians, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is frequently cited as one of the best academic medical centers in the nation.

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Access Community Health Centers

Access Community Health Centers (Access) in Madison, WI is one of more than 1,200 Federally Qualified Health Centers nationwide that provide medical, dental, mental heatlh, and other services to low income and medically underserved communities. With multiple locations in the Dane County greater area, Access served over 25,000 residents in the last year, providing affordable services to patients with the fewest resources.

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Group Health Cooperative of South-Central Wisconsin

Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin (GHC-SCW) is a non-profit, consumer-sponsored health plan that provides primary and specialty care to over 80,000 members who live in and around Dane County, WI. GHC-SW was the area's first Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and is now a nationally recognized leader in health care.

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United Way of Dane County

United Way of Dane County engages the community, mobilizes volunteers, and strengthens local non-profits to achieve measurable results and change Dane County for the better. United Way initiatives fall into three priority areasEducation, Safety, and Health—and the United Way partners with several local agencies, councils, and committees to further their vision.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness Dane County

The National Mental Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the largest grassroots mental health organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of people with serious mental illness and their families. NAMI was formed in Madison in 1977, and now has affiliates throughout the US. The Dane County chapter provides free services to over 4,000 people each year.

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Center for Patient Partnerships (CPP)

The Center for Patient Partnerships—affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Schools of Law, Medicine and Public Health, Nursing, and Pharmacy—provides advocacy services, educates graduate students and working professionals, conducts research on the impact health advocacy, and enhances the ability of patients to influence health policy.