About Us

Our Mission

The Survey of the Health of Wisconsin supports ongoing population health monitoring and research, fosters diverse partnerships, and supports ongoing education in order to promote population health equity and well-being in Wisconsin and beyond.

What services does SHOW offer?

With over 13 years of expertise, our staff and resources can assist with all areas of health research, including but not limited to:

Acknowledgments

SHOW asks to be included in acknowledgements and/or funding sections of publications and reports which use SHOW data. Provided text is below.

Please use the following text in written reports or other publications which use SHOW data

Funding for the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) was provided by the Wisconsin Partnership Program PERC Award (233 AAG9971). The authors would also like to thank the University of Wisconsin Survey Center, SHOW administrative, field, and scientific staff, as well as all the SHOW participants for their contributions to this study.

Please use the following text in written reports or other publications which use SHOW’s COVID-19 data

Funding for the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) was provided by the Wisconsin Partnership Program PERC Award (233 AAG9971). The authors would also like to thank the University of Wisconsin investigators who developed the COVID-19 Community Impact Surveys, SHOW administrative, field, and scientific staff, as well as all the SHOW participants for their contributions to this study.

Please use the following text if you use SHOW survey instruments in your surveillance or research

Surveys or survey questions used in this research [were adapted from/came from] those developed and used by the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW). The authors would also like to thank the University of Wisconsin investigators and SHOW scientific staff who developed and provided the survey instruments. Funding for the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) was provided by the Wisconsin Partnership Program PERC Award (233 AAG9971).

Citations

Please cite SHOW methods paper(s) in the methods section of publications if using (1) SHOW survey instruments in your surveillance or research, and/or (2) when referencing the sampling frame, study sample, survey design of the SHOW study, or general cohort demographics and response rates.

Malecki, K., Nikodemova, M., Schultz, A.A., LeCaire, T.J., Bersch, A.J., Bertram, L., Engelman, C.D., Hagen, E., Palta, M., Sethi, A.K. and Walsh, M.C., 2022. The Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) Program: An infrastructure for advancing population health. Frontiers in public health, p.464.

Nieto, F.J., Peppard, P.E., Engelman, C.D., McElroy, J.A., Galvao, L.W., Friedman, E.M., Bersch, A.J. and Malecki, K.C., 2010. The Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW), a novel infrastructure for population health research: rationale and methods. BMC public health10(1), pp.1-11.

Funding Statement

Based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health since 2008, SHOW receives funding from the Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP). WPP supports efforts to improve the health of the people of Wisconsin by supporting partnerships between the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and local, regional, and statewide groups to address the most important health issues in Wisconsin.

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