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.
Join our Steering Committee:
The Milwaukee Latino Health Coalition is seeking new members for its Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is the overarching governing body for MLHC and is responsible for leadership, strategic planning, development, and membership and community engagement. Please consider volunteering your time, skills, expertise, ideas, and enthusiasm to MLHC as a Steering Committee Member. We welcome any individual who is committed to MLHC’s vision and mission and are particularly interested in those with one or more of the following skills/experiences:
• Fund development
• Non-profit board participation
• Community outreach, engagement, and/or communication
• Coalition member engagement and/or communication
• Community organizing, advocacy, and/or policy work
• Working with or serving Milwaukee’s Latino residents
• Current or prior MLHC participation
If you are interested in becoming a Steering Committee Member, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to speaking with you!
July message from the Chair:
Hello MLHC friends and members,
It’s July and it’s time to update you on all the great stuff that has happened in the last month or so.
We hosted our summer General Coalition Meeting on issue-based organizing on June 22. Thank you to Luz Sosa from Citizen Action of Wisconsin and Keisha Krumm from Southeastern Wisconsin Common Ground who led the presentations on the work their organizations do and how our communities can come together to impact issues and policies important to us. The presentations were well received by our members. From our evaluations, one member said, “I’m feeling empowered and excited about how I can contribute my talent and time,” The MLHC Steering Committee brings topics and speakers to our members to elevate discussion on issues critical to Latino health and well-being.
The Best Practices and Policy Action Team Meeting met on June 30. We had a great discussion and identified opportunities to improve awareness and access to oral health care. We had the co-chairs from the Milwaukee County Oral Health Task Force present on their goals and work plan and discussed how the BPP team could complement their effort while focusing specifically on the Latino community. The group will meet next in August to solidify our goals and workplan for the upcoming year. Meeting details will be available soon.
Let people know about the MLHC Mental Action Team’s Hopeline. Mental Health Action team continues to recruit volunteers for Linea Esperanza (Hopeline) a texting service in Spanish in which volunteers provide emotional support through texts. Share this resource with all Spanish speakers that might benefit from texting about their stressors and preoccupations. Text “APOYO” to 839-863. If interested in volunteering please contact us via the same text line.
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.