The following resources are intended to support applicants and potential applicants:

Designation Criteria (2018 Application cycle)

Reviewers will use the following criteria to evaluate applications. Communities should also refer to these criteria  to help determine which designation level they should apply for prior to submitting a letter of interest.  (Please note: these criteria may change prior to the next application cycle.)

What Works for Health Strategies

To showcase accomplishments, applicants will be asked to identify which What Works for Health database strategies were adopted in their community work. Communities may also find this resource helpful in selecting evidence-informed programs and policies to improve community health. These instructions describe how to navigate the database. 

Assessing and Improving Community Health in Wisconsin database

The University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute has compiled community health assessments and improvement plans from hospitals and health departments across the state of Wisconsin into an online tool that highlights the health priorities and planned actions of communities across the state. Awareness of shared health priorities across the state and in local communities creates opportunities for shared learning and alignment of efforts. 

Other Recognition Opportunities
Award Program Crosswalk

Our colleagues at WI Active Together compiled this crosswalk comparison of various community recognition opportunities. This is a great resource if you are looking for other ways to recognize your community’s work.