Racine LIHF Collaborative
Action Agenda Priority Topics: Breastfeeding and Teen Health

The Racine LIHF Collaborative's mission is to reduce African American infant mortality and improve the health and well being of African American women, children, and families in the Greater Racine community.

The vision is to serve as a driving force for change that connects resources, organizations, and individuals to those most affected. The Collaborative will impact not only the African American infant mortality rate but also the quality of life for all in Racine.

Spotlight on Racine LIHF Activities

Racine's LIHF Collaborative celebrated Black Breastfeeding Week by speaking with Racine community members about their breastfeeding experiences. See what community members had to say in the video above!

Through Racine's Birthing Project, sister-friend volunteers are trained to mentor, nurture and support African American women from pregnancy through their child's infancy. The Birthing Project was one of 22 projects funded by LIHF.

Racine LIHF Leadership

Convening Agency

Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency
2113 N Wisconsin St
Racine, WI 53402

Collaborative Leadership Team

Samantha Perry, Project Manager, sperry@rkcaa.org
Karen Dotson, Project Administrator, RKCAA
Essie Allen, Chief Executive Officer, RKCAA

Collaborative Committees

  • Adolescent Health Committee
  • Breastfeeding Committee
  • Child Support/Family Court Committee 
  • Communications Committee
  • Data Committee 
  • Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Research Committee 

For more information about the Racine LIHF Collaborative, visit:

Racine LIHF Website
Racine LIHF Facebook
Racine LIHF Twitter

Recent News from the Racine LIHF Collaborative & the LIHF Region