Healthy Equity Teams Participate in Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin's Walk for Quality Health
For the past two years, Clarene Mitchell has organized teams representing MCW faculty, staff, students, and community supporters to participate in the Annual Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, Inc.’s (BHCW) Walk for Quality Health. BHCW holds the Walk each year to heighten awareness about health disparities and engage the community in a healthy and meaningful activity.
Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH, MCW Health Equity Director, has been the co-chair since the event began, co-chairing with Bevan K. Baker, Milwaukee Health Commissioner in 2012. The annual walk is traditionally held the first Saturday in June.
The primary purpose of this walk is to garner city-wide support for the BHCW's Wisconsin African American Eliminating Health Disparities Institute. The Institute focuses on the elimination of health disparities for African Americans in Wisconsin through data warehousing, research and policy development. This is one of the few health walks that occurs directly in a geographic area that has a high prevalence of health disparities.
For more information, please visit the Wisconsin African American Eliminating Health Disparities Institute.
PHOTO: Co-chairs, Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH, and
Bevan K. Baker, Milwaukee Health Commissioner
"Walk for Quality Health" sign, 2011.
PHOTO: Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH, speaks at the
9th Annual Walk for Quality Health, 2012.