As an initiative focused on healthy and thriving babies, mothers, families, and communities, LIHF recognizes that maternal mental health and wellness are an essential part of the conversation. There is no clearly health without mental health. Experience and data tell us that Black women may face higher barriers to screening and … continue reading
The Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families (LIHF), dedicated to addressing one of the state’s most challenging public health concerns, has been a long-term commitment of the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. As LIHF has evolved since its inception in 2009, the structure of the initiative … continue reading
Following Kenosha LIHF‘s successful Healthy Babies, Happy Babies event, the Kenosha News published an article “Resource Fair Promotes Child Health and Wellness“. This year marked the 4th year of Kenosha LIHF’s Healthy Babies, Happy Babies resource fair and diaper distribution event. Kenosha resident Avanti Cuff, attending the event with her 1-month-old … continue reading
Check out Samantha Perry, Armintta Franklin, and Preneice Love from the Racine LIHF Collaborative and the Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency on Racine and Me! Look for the interviews in videos 2 and 3 after the jump: http://www.cbs58.com/news/racine-me-september-24-2017-racine-mayoral-primary-race-baby-expo-breastfeeding-and-the-pink-paddling-power Samantha, Armintta, and Preneice went to the Racine and Me studio to share information … continue reading
Kenosha LIHF’s Infant Mortality Awareness Month activities are in full swing – check out their recent press release!
September is National Infant Mortality Awareness Month. This month, the Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families (LIHF) is drawing Wisconsin’s attention to the unacceptable disparities in infant mortality in the state. Throughout September, LIHF is hosting several local activities in Kenosha, Milwaukee, and Racine to highlight community-based resources related to infant and community … continue reading
September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month. We asked our Collaborative leaders and staff to answer a few questions about the importance of this work.
What’s new with Racine LIHF? Samantha J. Perry, Racine LIHF Project Manager, shares what’s been going on the past few months: Baby Expo is celebrating its fifth year. This event will feature workshops to promote breastfeeding, fatherhood involvement, and child development. Last year, over 126 families registered (with 180 individuals … continue reading
This September during National Infant Mortality Awareness Month, Kenosha LIHF is hosting two activities to promote infant health and safety: 2017 Community Diaper Drive The fourth annual Community Diaper Drive, sponsored by the Kenosha Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families and the Kenosha County Division of Health, aims to keep babies … continue reading
It’s Black Breastfeeding Week! A new LIHF data brief on breastfeeding in the LIHF communities is now available on our Data Briefs page. The health benefits of breastfeeding are well documented. Infants who breastfeed have a reduced risk of infections, chronic diseases, and mortality. Mothers who breastfeed their infants are at … continue reading