Cass Street Bridge Clinical 

What is the Partnership for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Project in Western Wisconsin?

This grant project is an academic and community partnership between Viterbo University, St. Clare Health Mission, Medical College of Wisconsin, and La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau, and Vernon counties.  The partnership project is funded by the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, a component of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  Viterbo University received $329,349 over a three year period, 7/1/08 through 6/30/11, to develop new health screening and education services for uninsured and underinsured citizens in each of the four counties: La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau, and Vernon.  The grant project staff is housed at Viterbo University in Brophy Nursing Center Room 113.


MISSION: The project seeks to impact morbidity and mortality from chronic disease through increased prevention and health promotion activities for underserved communities in Western Wisconsin.


VISION: To empower the partners and partnerships developed through this project, including the Community Coalitions in each of the four counties, to sustain the new health promotion services institutionalized as a result of this project in their respective counties.



1.      Preventing and reducing the debilitating effects of chronic disease in Wisconsin

2.      Reduce the impact of chronic disease in Western Wisconsin through capacity building and increased access to care.



1.      Provide leadership and guidance in the development of programming unique to the needs of the county. 

2.      Assure program sustainability beyond the grant period.  



Key Accomplishments Fact Sheet 



      La Crosse County 

      Monroe County 

      Trempealeau County 

      Vernon County 

      Viterbo University School of Nursing 

      St. Clare Health Mission 

      Medical College of Wisconsin 


Steering Committee