Wisconsin Needs UW-Milwaukee's Health Sciences Renovation Project!
Your voice can help UWM address our state's health care shortage.
Why advocate for UWM’s health sciences renovation?
Wisconsin is experiencing a shortage of health care workers, and UWM can help.
With support for a critical, shovel-ready renovation project, UWM can increase the number of health care workers, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, nutritionists, athletic trainers, speech therapists and imaging professionals.
More than 500 health care partners count on UWM graduates to meet their staffing needs, and a 25% job growth in the health sciences field is predicted in the next 10 years.
Currently UWM is turning away students who could ultimately serve our aging population. This renovation would allow UWM to deliver a 15% increase in the number of health sciences graduates UW-Milwaukee produces. That's 300 more health care workers per year and 3,000 in the next decade.
Take action today!
The budget being considered by the Wisconsin Legislature includes $5 million in planning funds for this important project. Please join your fellow Panthers and contact your elected officials to express your support for this project.
Watch this video to see how space challenges are hindering UWM's ability to produce health care workers.