Milwaukee Joins the Best Babies Zone Initiative

The Best Babies Zone Initiative, a national initiative to reduce racial disparities in infant mortality, has announced that Milwaukee will be joining its list of communities. Best Babies Zone focuses on place-based strategies to mobilize community residents and organizational partners to address the social and structural determinants of health. The effort in … continue reading

Milwaukee Launches New Phase of Strong Baby Campaign Focused on “Smoke-Free Homes”

  Mayor Barrett and the Milwaukee Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families, City of Milwaukee Health Department, and Community Advocates have launched a new phase of the citywide Strong Baby Campaign. The message this time is “Smoke-Free Homes Promote Strong Babies”. This phase of the campaign calls on families to make their … continue reading

Preliminary Milwaukee Infant Mortality Data and FIMR Reports Released

Tonda Thompson holds her newborn son, Jehlani Rashid, at her home in Milwaukee. Thompson was featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s article “Milwaukee’s infant mortality numbers improve but the racial disparity is still wide”. Photo credit: Mike De Sisti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.   The Milwaukee Health Department released Milwaukee’s 2016 preliminary infant … continue reading

Milwaukee LIHF Co-Chair Wanda Montgomery Interviewed on United Way’s “Living Local” Podcast

United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, the backbone agency of the Milwaukee LIHF Collaborative, hosts a podcast called “Living Local”. Living Local sat down with Wanda Montgomery, Milwaukee LIHF Co-Chair and Director of Community Partnerships at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, to learn more about her career and life … continue reading