Milwaukee LIHF Collaborative
Action Agenda Priority Topic: Preventing Prematurity
Milwaukee LIHF works to build and maintain a sustainable community collaborative that contributes to the elimination of racial disparities in healthy birth outcomes. United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County has convened leaders from the affected communities, business, nonprofit, faith community, and public sectors to address the issue.
Milwaukee LIHF’s work is being guided by their Community Action Plan to align programs across the city and develop shared metrics.
Spotlight on Milwaukee LIHF Activities
Asking One Key Question® (“Would you like to become pregnant in the next year?”) provides an opportunity for health care providers to start conversations with women about pregnancy long before they get pregnant. One Key Question® was developed by the Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health and is an implementation project of the Milwaukee LIHF Health Care Access Committee. Read the Committee's blog post about the One Key Question® pilot here.
Milwaukee's No Longer an Island project aimed to develop a leadership and social support network that increases engagement among African American fathers and men through peer mentoring and community health navigators. No Longer an Island was one of 22 projects funded by LIHF in 2013.
The Milwaukee LIHF Collaborative is dedicated to improving community conditions that support healthy birth outcomes.
Our vision is to eliminate the racial disparity in birth outcomes ensuring that all babies blow out their first birthday candle.
Milwaukee LIHF Leadership
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
225 W Vine St
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Nicole Angresano, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
Bevan K. Baker, City of Milwaukee Health Department
Mayor Tom Barrett, City of Milwaukee
Christy Brooks, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
Sarah T. DeRoo, City of Milwaukee Health Department
Shahree Douglas, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County LaToyia Gibson, Community Resident Member
Gina L. Green-Harris, LIHF Program Office
Maricha M. Harris, Milwaukee Public Schools
Nathaniel Holton, Milwaukee County Executive's Office
Mark M. Huber, Milwaukee Health Care Partnership
Tasha Jenkins, City of Milwaukee Health Department
Stacey Jones, Community Resident Member
Wanda J. Montgomery, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Keith Parris, Milwaukee County Child Support
Magda G. Peck, MP3 Health Group
Marcia Perkins, Community Resident Member
Monique Plears, Housing Authority of City of Milwaukee
Cherrie Richardson, Community Resident Member
Jeffrey Roman, Community Advocates Inc.
Sandy Rotar, City of Milwaukee Health Department
Paul Schmitz, Collective Impact Forum
Joy R. Tapper, Milwaukee Health Care Partnership Tia Truss, Community Resident Member
Jarvis Markell West, Community Resident Member
Mary Lou Young, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
Health Care Access Project Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Coordinator, email@example.com
Community Engagement Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Health Care Access Committee
- Strengthening African American Families/Fatherhood and Male Engagement Committee
- Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Committee
For more information about the Milwaukee LIHF Collaborative, visit: