Public Health Programs and Initiatives, UW Obstetrics and Gynecology

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been guided for over a century by the “Wisconsin Idea”—that discovery and innovation should extend beyond the classroom and the lab to benefit people everywhere. Similarly, the mission of the UW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is to improve the quality of life for women in Wisconsin and beyond. We believe that women’s health is everyone’s health, and we exemplify this through efforts to translate our research and medical expertise into programs to educate, empower, and improve the health of our broader community.

We hope that you will explore the following public health programs and initiatives and check back often as we add information about our current and future work.

Long acting reversible contraception (LARC)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination

The Wisconsin Idea

The Wisconsin Idea, that "the boundaries of the University are the boundaries of the state" promotes statewide campus involvement, from outreach and individual consulting by professors, to providing practical advice to farmers through the Cooperative Extension Service and a network of county agents, or spreading the University's research findings to businesses through the University-Industry Research Program.

See more at The Wisconsin Idea