Infant Mortality Candle Tribute
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.