The Milwaukee Latino Health Coalition is a group of people who are passionate about Latino health. We are health care professionals, social service professionals, community advocates, health promoters, community members and much more. Our Action Teams are working hard to address issues that affect the health of Latinos. By coming together, we can create the change that we want to see in our communities. It is our intention that this website be an interactive tool to begin this process.
A message from the Chair:
April showers bring May flowers!
March was a busy month for the Milwaukee Latino Health Coalition and we are happy to share our updates with you:
On March 23rd, at our General Coalition Forum, we had over 25 people join us to learn about the effects of stigma in mental health. We had an important discussion on how current events create added stress to the Latino community. These stress levels can add layers of stigma, preventing individuals from seeking services, which contributes to mental health issues.
We also had our first College & Career Fair for Healthcare Professions at Carmen High School on March 23rd, which was led by our Education Action Team. Students of the high school were able to meet with healthcare professionals and members from educational institutions to learn more about jobs in the healthcare industry.
April is National Minority Health Month and Alcohol Awareness Month. Check out our website and follow us on Facebook throughout the month for additional information, resources, and links. Please explore these links and share the information with coworkers, clients/patients and loved ones.
Ursula Flores, MLHC Chair
Vision and Mission Statement
Vision: A Latino community with access to equitable and culturally appropriate healthcare services and resources which foster health and well-being.
Mission: The Milwaukee Latino Health Coalition is a collaboration of individuals and organizations dedicated to promoting health and wellness, reducing health disparities, eliminating stigma, and striving for social justice through education, advocacy, research, and sharing of resources.
Please read this month’s Chair’s Corner to see the MLHC is working on and highlighting this month.