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Milwaukee Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families Community Action Plan (CAP)

March 27, 2012 Milwaukee LIHF meeting

PHOTO 1: March 27, 2012 Milwaukee LIHF meeting. Shawn Green, Milwaukee LIHF Co-Chair, Earnestine Willis, MD, MPH, Milwaukee LIHF Co-Chair, MCW Health Equity Director and Kathleen Pritchard, PhD., Milwaukee LIHF Convener, President & CEO, Planning Council.

Dr. Willis is seen presenting a summary report of evaluations from the Planning Phase meetings. Dr. Willis worked with a MCW medical student (Catherine Smith) and her staff to develop the report.

Milwaukee LIHF’s Mission
Eliminate infant mortality disparities in Milwaukee by 2020.

Milwaukee LIHF’s Vision
Reducing stress and improving birth outcomes.

Milwaukee LIHF’s Guiding Principles
All strategies to reduce black infant deaths in Milwaukee must be:

  • Culturally Appropriate
  • Community-Driven
  • Family-Centered
  • Recognizing the Unique Role of African American Organizations
  • Addressing Racism
  • Integrating Lifecourse Perspective

April 24, 2012 Milwaukee LIHF Collaborative EventMilwaukee LIHF’s Key Strategies

  • Improving healthcare for African American families by expanding healthcare access over the Life-course
  • Strengthening African American families and communities by increasing father’s involvement
  • Addressing social determinants of health by reducing poverty among African American families

To learn more information about the Milwaukee Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families (LIHF) Collaborative’s recommendations for eliminating African-American Infant Mortality, please view the Community Action Plan (CAP).

PHOTO 2: A large and diverse crowd attended the April 24, 2012 Milwaukee LIHF Collaborative event as the group presented its Community Action Plan. The event included the celebrating of group’s success thus far and the revealing of its recommendations for eliminating African-American infant mortality in Milwaukee.

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