We've been accepted into the first co-hort of COACH (Collaborating, Organizing, and Advocating for Community Health) Program, part of the Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute (HWLI). This leadership training and assistance will build upon our experience with the HWLI Community Teams Program. We are excited to collaborate with the staff at HWLI and the other teams for the next 3 years as we continue to build WACA and more active communities across Wisconsin.
WACA is also partnering with the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies and the School of Human Ecology at University of Wisconsin-Madison. We're working with a graduate-level community-based research class that will help us build some of our internal structures and well as think about a shared measurement system for all coalitions and organizations engaging in active communities work.