Tobacco use has been declining for years, but rates remain high among many pockets of the population. Those populations, says prominent researcher Daniel Giovenco, are targeted by tobacco marketers.
With support from the National Institute on Aging, Melinda Kavanaugh and several community partners are launching a two-year project that will help Latino and African American families better avert “crisis points” of dementia care.
Cities across the nation passed “living wage” laws aimed at raising the minimum wage for the working poor. But it’s unknown if those laws have improved the health of affected workers and their families.
The award, presented on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, recognizes organizations that encapsulate King’s devotion to ensuring equality for all, by improving health and well-being across the board.
The Wisconsin Partnership Program has awarded David Pate a $1 million grant in support of his work with the Milwaukee Re-entry Alliance to address the widespread negative health effects of incarceration.
A new oral history project captures the feelings of fear and devastation wrought by the disease, as well as the hope and success in fighting it. It’s all captured in interviews with many of those who lived through it.
Tobacco products were pushed to a greater degree in African-American and Hispanic areas than white areas in Milwaukee, matching results in other cities, according to a study led by a UWM researcher.
An international team of researchers, including Paul Auer at UW-Milwaukee, has recently identified 48 genes associated with a woman’s predisposition to breast cancer – 34 that were implicated in previous research and 14 new genes.
UWM’s Military and Veterans Resource Center has been partnering with the Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center for six years on summits that provide info and help to veterans. This year’s summit is on June 23.
A new Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree will enable UWM to bolster Wisconsin public health workforce, which is rapidly aging and being depleted by retirements even as the need increases.