Health Equity and Partnerships

EmailEmail    |   Bookmark Page Bookmark  |   RSS Feeds RSS  |   Print Page Print  

Infant Mortality Candle Tribute

Infant mortality candle tribute during a Milwaukee LIHF meeting

Dr. Willis and Clarene Mitchell initiated a candle tribute at the Milwaukee LIHF Collaborative meetings to give honor to infants who have died in Milwaukee and serve as a focal point prior to each meeting.

The candles are set up to vividly show the disparities between black and white infant deaths; black babies in Milwaukee die three times more often than white babies, a statistic that is worse than some developing countries.

PHOTO: Candle tribute during a Milwaukee LIHF meeting. Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH, MCW Health Equity Director, is shown with Patricia McManus, MD, President and CEO of Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin.

webmaster@mcw.edu
© 2014 Medical College of Wisconsin
Page Updated 01/21/2014