Community Engagement and Advocacy Opportunities


“Be Well” Fox Valley
Be Well envisions a Fox Valley where all people have the opportunity to live longer, healthier, and happier.  They engage a broad spectrum of people from the community, health systems, public health, business, non-profits, education, philanthropy, and the faith community working together to advance a culture of health and well-being for all in the Fox Valley.

United Way Fox Cities is the anchor organizations with support from local health systems, county services, school districts, grocery stores, industry, businesses etc. Dr. Vogel is a member of the Leadership Team.  A Mosaic AmeriCorps worker may also participate in some of the following sub-groups:  

  • Active Communities
  • Worksite Wellness
  • Early Childcare and Education
  • Healthcare
  • Food Systems
  • Schools

Resident physicians can be engaged as opportunities and time allows.


Community Action for Healthy Living
A state funded, non-profit program that promotes healthy lifestyles in 5 counties in Northeastern Wisconsin. Through community education, local and statewide policy and partnerships with community organizations, CAHL’s mission is to reduce tobacco, alcohol and other substance abuse and exposure while promoting healthy lifestyles.


Community Health Presentations
Residents present on a variety of health education topics within living communities in the Fox Cities which provide affordable housing for low to moderate income residents. Many are elderly or have a disability that deems them eligible for subsidized housing. The community health presentations are coordinated with our behavioral health team and topics are based on current health issues experienced or relating to those living there.


School Health Presentations
Annually, in the spring term, multiple schools in the community request resident physicians to present to grades 4-6 as part of the human growth and development curriculum.  The presentation involves a review of age appropriate curriculum on puberty and anatomy with the students submitting questions that are answered by the team of Physicians present.


Even Start Family Literacy Project – Through Fox Valley Technical College
Even Start is a free family literacy program for parents who have children under the age of 10 and have English as their second language.  The program goal is to empower parents who are learning English to be effective partners in their children’s health and education.  During the second year of residency, physicians will have an opportunity to present on a variety of health related topic to this class.


Reach Out and Read
A local initiative in partnership with United Way and Appleton Public Library in which all children get a book at their well child visit and providers can assess well-child interaction with parent and child as well as reinforce the importance of reading.  Mosaic was a community leader this project.


Fox Valley Memory Project – A Nationally Recognized Dementia Friendly Community Project
Multiple collaborative partners with Mosaic leadership provide programs and services for persons with memory loss and their care partners through the continuum of progression of the disease including:

  • Memory Cafes
  • Memory Loss Resource Center
  • Social Outings
  • Chorus
  • Education for multiple audiences
  • Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Program (Businesses)
  • Memory Assessments –Provided by Mosaic Physicians
  • In-Home Caregiver Coaching-REACH (in conjunction with Rosalyn Carter Institute, Georgia)
  • Provides support to caregivers caring for a loved one experiencing memory loss

Frequent opportunities exist to participate in all aspects.


Fox Valley Advance Care Planning Partnership
The Fox Valley Advance Care Planning Partnership is a collaboration of Mosaic Family Health, ThedaCare, Ascension Wisconsin, and the greater Fox Valley community working to making advance care conversations and planning an integral part of living.

The Fox Valley Advance Care Planning Partnership is housed within Mosaic and has two main focus areas: health care system process improvement around advance care planning and community engagement and outreach.

Within our partner health care systems, FVACPP works to improve advance care planning from start to finish by facilitating ongoing conversations, encouraging systems to develop processes for storing documents, and educating on how to honor them to the best of their ability. In addition, FVACPP helps prepare health care providers with education to support this process from beginning to end.

Residents will learn best practices in advance care planning, have opportunities to complete their own documents and  opportunities to be involved in Partnership events/education.


Pillars (services for people that are experiencing homelessness)
Pillars provides people shelter and solutions to address housing needs in our community through programs that include adult/family shelters as well as a local resource center.

Teams of Mosaic faculty, residents, and staff prepare and serve meals at local shelter monthly.


Volunteer Center Fox Valley
Assists people to connect with various volunteer opportunities in the community that may interest them.


Imagine Fox Cities – A Community Vision Project
Imagine Fox Cities is an inclusive community-wide initiative created to be intentional about shaping the future of the Fox Cities when it comes to well-being. 

In October 2019, more than 300 people from across the Fox Cities participated in a Community Summit to hear about a new visioning effort called Imagine Fox Cities. Information about what was learned from a well-being survey and community conversations prior to the summit was shared, and revealed in the community’s living vision for the future.  Topics addressed include: Antiracism, belonging, and community conversations related to race as well as emerging leader education.

Residents will have opportunity to be involved in this work as time and schedules permit and are encouraged to be part of on their own time as well.


Prevent T2 Diabetic Program- A CDC-approved lifestyle change program
The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is a partnership of public and private organizations working to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Partners make it easier for people at risk for type 2 diabetes to participate in evidence-based lifestyle change programs to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes. Mosaic Family Health is a certified CDC partner for delivering this program.   Residents have the opportunity to participate as schedules allow.


Refugee Resettlement
Mosaic Family Health is an agency that serves a significant refugee population.  In collaboration with world relief and public health we work to support and address the needs of individuals who are refugees or immigrants in our community.


Community and Legislative Advocacy
In an effort to best serve our diverse patients and our communities, our faculty and residents are actively engaged in advocacy efforts at local, state and national levels.  Residents have opportunity to engage with faculty in their existing work or to pursue advocacy efforts where their passions lie.

Examples include:

  • Active faculty and resident engagement in Medical College of Wisconsin’s work toward being an anti-racist organization
  • Town Board, City Council and County Board meetings
  • Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians Legislative Committee participation and leadership
  • American Academy of Family Physicians advocacy efforts in Washington DC
  • Doctor Day at the Capitol (multispecialty effort with several hundred physician in attendance to meet with legislators; multiple residents attend annually with Dr. Menzel)
  • Advisor to the Board of Health (Dr. Vogel)