Christa Cupp

Public Health Educator

Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health, Office of Policy & Practice Alignment

Christa Cupp is an educator, innovator, and leader who profoundly impacts the health of local communities across Wisconsin. She has a passion for rural public health and is constantly developing ways to equip the next generation of public health professionals. As a public health educator for the Division of Public Health in the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, she provides technical assistance to 18 local health departments and two tribal health departments in western Wisconsin while simultaneously supporting statewide projects. She also serves as an instructor at Alverno College, preparing the next generation of public health leaders to enter the workforce.

Christa holds a BS in community health education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, a Master of Public Health from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and maintains a Master Certified Health Education Specialist certificate.

BOLD SOLUTION: After identifying a need for alternatives in a rural county in Wisconsin, Christa initiated the development and launch of a county coalition to improve physical activity and nutrition.
Collaboration and partnerships are critical to improving population health and achieving the Wisconsin Department of Health Services vision of 'everyone living their best life.' Developing relationships, listening to others, and providing support to meet the needs of partners and communities are key to my role within the Division of Public Health and are the driving forces behind my work with local and tribal health departments.

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