Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (WIPHL)
The Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (WIPHL) is a partnership with clinics around the state to provide evidence-based, cost-efficient Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment services to help patients make positive changes. The Center for Urban Population Health is coordinating the Milwaukee-based operations of this initiative.
WIPHL provides SBIRT services to all patients 18 and older seen at 4 culturally diverse Aurora Health Care Clinics. In 2009, the WIPHL program expanded services into the Women’s Health Clinic at Aurora Sinai Hospital, which included screening and treating pregnant women.
May 2007 – Present
The Bureau of Mental Health and Substance Abuse of Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services through funding from the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment of the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
WIPHL consists of 20 health clinics dispersed throughout the state of Wisconsin.
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Richard Brown, MD
Aurora UW Medical Group
Elizabeth Bade, MD
Dennis Baumgardner, MD
Center for Urban Population Health
Jennifer Evertsen, MS
Aurora Health Care
Chris Casselman, MA
Melissa Barth, BS, CHES
Kim Schoen, BA
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