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

CoIIN Case Study: Promoting Tax Credits in Kenosha to Improve Birth Outcomes

The Infant Mortality Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (IM CoIIN) is a national collaboration between federal, state, and local leaders to reduce infant mortality and improve birth outcomes. LIHF stakeholders have participated in several of the IM CoIIN initiative’s Learning Networks, including the Pre- and Interconception Care network and the … 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

On the Road: The Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families Presents at AMCHP 2017

LIHF representatives from Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, and Racine were invited to Kansas City, Missouri to present at the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) annual conference. The conference theme this year was “Engagement with Intention: Inclusivity, Diversity, and Non-Traditional Partnerships”. The conference was a perfect opportunity to present about LIHF and … continue reading

LIHF Faculty Director Deborah Ehrenthal Interviewed in Front Page Cap Times Article

Photo by Michelle Stocker The Cap Times interviewed LIHF Faculty Director Deborah Ehrenthal for a front page article titled “No Easy Answer: Dane County’s Racial Disparity in Infant Mortality is an Unsolved Mystery”. Journalist Lisa Speckhard spoke with mothers, doulas from the Wisconsin Doulas of Color Collective, and UW physicians … continue reading