Wisconsin Collaborative for Quality Healthcare

2010 News

Matthew Gigot Joins WCHQ as SHOW GO Project Analyst

February 10, 2010

The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) is pleased to announce its participation in a new grant-funded project — "A Novel Population Health Approach to Address Cardiopulmonary Health Disparities" — in partnership with the University of Wisconsin (UW) School of Medicine and Public Health and the UW Population Health Institute (PHI).

Known informally as "SHOW GO", the project is designed to focus both on health determinants and health outcomes by creating a data warehouse that links together three separate data sources – data from the "Survey of the Health of Wisconsin" (SHOW), County Health rankings compiled annually by the PHI, and WCHQ's process and outcome measures. The goal is to use this database to examine how health determinants at the policy / community / provider system / individual levels interact to produce cardiovascular and respiratory health and health disparities.

Given the specialized analytical focus of the project, Matthew Gigot will be joining WCHQ as a Project Analyst in support of SHOW GO. Matt comes to WCHQ from the UW Population Health Institute, where he served as a project assistant while completing his Master of Public Health degree. In his role as Project Analyst, Matt will serve as WCHQ's primary representative to the SHOW GO analytic team and will work with WCHQ's performance measures and data tools for linkage with the SHOW and County Rankings datasets. In addition, Matt will analyze WCHQ's performance measures to identify patterns and trends for use by WCHQ staff and members through presentation and discussion at WCHQ workgroup and Assembly meetings.

The SHOW GO grant is funded through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and will run for two years.

Please join us in welcoming Matt to the WCHQ team.

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