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

Register for Nov 14th Capitol Briefing on Social Determinants of Health Featuring LIHF Director Gina Green-Harris

The Other Half of Health: An Introduction to Social Determinants Part I: Family and Social Support An EBHPP Research Roundtable Series in collaboration with the UW–Madison Institute for Research on Poverty November 14th, 2017, 11:00am to 12:15pm Wisconsin State Capitol, Room 411-South Health is not just driven by what happens in … continue reading

A Message from Eileen Smith

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

Kenosha LIHF In the News: Healthy Babies, Happy Babies Resource Fair Promotes Child Health and Wellness

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