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Reducing Health Disparities

Examination of health disparities is conducted by analyzing large databases, e.g. examining the National Survey of Children’s Health, in birth outcomes adjusting for age, race/ethnicity, education attainment, households’ income levels, marital status, access to primary care physicians, neighborhood factors etc.; health care for children in foster care, unmet needs for children in dental and mental health; preventive services such as bicycle helmets, oral health, infant mortality prevention and literacy promotion.

To help Milwaukee communities address significant health inequities, projects will:

  1. Increase understanding of health equity in Milwaukee neighborhoods
  2. Build community civic capacity
  3. Effect policy change

Other Community-Academic Partnerships (MCW Healthier WI Partnership Program) and initiatives, the majority of funds shared with community partners:

  • Three-year grants for asthma control (Dr. Meurer)
  • Nutrition and physical activity (Dr. Meurer)
  • Auto safety (Dr. Brixey)
  • Health insurance enrollment (Dr. Willis)
  • One-year grant for city health policy (Dr. Meurer)
  • Pregnancy prevention (Dr. Ehrmann)