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.
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.
In the community paramedics program, UWM’s College of Nursing teaches firefighters how to reach out to patients so they can better manage chronic health conditions. As a result, Milwaukee County has seen a large reduction in 911 calls for non-emergency situations.
Victoria Brahm took over the Tomah VA Medical Center in 2015 after top leaders had been ousted in a scandal of overprescribing opioids. Morale was low, the center’s reputation in decline. Under Brahm’s leadership since then, conditions have improved.
Nurses are usually among those tending to the wounded and injured. But this week a group of College of Nursing volunteers became the “victims” in a simulated disaster to help train emergency responders.