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Kenosha Hosts Leaders for Wisconsin Healthy Birth Outcomes Initiative

Madison, Wisconsin - Health and community leaders of the Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families (LIHF) gathered in Kenosha to investigate and address the high incidence of African-American infant mortality in Wisconsin. The committee met at the Kenosha Civil War Museum on March 14, 2012.


"We were delighted to welcome LIHF's Steering Committee, including nine new members, to Kenosha," said committee co-chair Katherine Marks, chief executive officer of United Way of Kenosha County. "These talented leaders represent and play an instrumental part in how we connect to local communities in Milwaukee, Beloit, Racine and Kenosha." 


The Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families is a project of the Wisconsin Partnership Program and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The Wisconsin Partnership Program's Oversight and Advisory Committee will invest up to $10 million over a multi-year period for this initiative.


About the Wisconsin Partnership Program


The Wisconsin Partnership Program represents a far-reaching commitment by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to improve the health and well-being of Wisconsin residents through investments in research, education, prevention practices and interventions, and policy development. The Wisconsin Partnership Program is possible thanks to funds resulting from Blue Cross & Blue Shield United of Wisconsin's conversion to a for-profit corporation.

Date Published: 03/20/2012

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