Dear Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families (LIHF) community member:
The Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families (LIHF) is continuing our work to reduce infant mortality in Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha. One of our priority areas is Chronic stress in African American women within social service and health care systems, as it is a proven driver of poor birth outcomes for African American families and should be addressed on societal, community, and individual levels.
Community input is very important to help us address the issue of chronic stress among African American families across Wisconsin. In March, LIHF conducted a community conversation in your community about chronic stress, and you provided invaluable feedback. A second conversation was scheduled for April. However, due to COVID-19, we had to cancel that in-person conversation. We would greatly appreciate additional feedback from you and welcome you to share the below survey link with others who you think would be interested.
We are still hoping to obtain your input as it is critical to our work moving forward. We are asking you to please take a few minutes to complete the online survey( see link below) to answer questions about agencies and organizations in your community that are working with African American families. We are asking you to please complete your survey by Sunday May 10th. If you have any questions or have difficulty completing this survey, please leave us a reply below or contact us in the contact session at the bottom of this website.
LIHF Community Survey
Thank you in advance for your feedback. We value your input.
The Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families (LIHF) Team
To our LIHF families and community stakeholders:
These are interesting times in our country and around the globe. We are experiencing a global health emergency with the number of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases increasing and the methods to stem further spread impacting all our lives.
The UW is first and foremost committed to taking all reasonable steps to ensure the health and safety of you, our partners and staff, and the public. In that, the Chancellor has instituted a mandate - effective immediately - that all non- essential employees work remotely. Following our leadership, the LIHF office will be instituting the following:
Gina Green-Harris, Director
Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families (LIHF)
Milwaukee Program Office
New Staff Hired in Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha; Chronic Stress Becomes Major Focus
Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families Announces New Partnership
Posted on August 12, 2019
The Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families, with continued support from the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH), is pleased to announce that it will continue and enhance its work in Southeastern Wisconsin to improve birth outcomes for African American families.
The Lifecourse Initiative is expanding to include a new partnership with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (PHI). The Lifecourse Initiative is using a new grant totaling $970,000 from the Wisconsin Partnership Program to build the strategic initiative’s infrastructure, pilot community capacity-building strategies, and increase awareness of strategies to reduce black-white disparities in birth outcomes for African American women, with a priority area of chronic stress.
The work will take place over the next 18 months. The Initiative continues to be led by Gina Green-Harris, MBA, director of the Lifecourse Initiative, and brings the new addition of Sheri Johnson, PhD, director of the PHI at the UW SMPH, who serves as the academic partner.
Read the recent press release.