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File #: 210006    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/13/2021 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 11/22/2022
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution directing the Office of Equity and Inclusion and the Health Department to identify and analyze the efficacy of the Health Department’s programs, policies, and initiatives that address Black maternal health.
Sponsors: ALD. COGGS, ALD. PEREZ, ALD. ZAMARRIPA, ALD. RAINEY, ALD. BORKOWSKI, ALD. SPIKER
Indexes: HEALTH DEPARTMENT, OFFICE OF EQUITY AND INCLUSION, PUBLIC HEALTH, WOMEN
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
12/2/20221 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
11/22/20221 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass12:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
11/11/20220 PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Individual present: Erica Olivier - Health Commissioner Ald. Perez, Ald. Zarmarrip and Ald. Rainey asked to be added as co-sponsors. Ald. Borkowski moved to add all members of the PSH Committee as co-sponsors.
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
4/13/20210 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
210006
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. COGGS, PEREZ, ZAMARRIPA, RAINEY, BORKOWSKI, AND SPIKER
Title
Substitute resolution directing the Office of Equity and Inclusion and the Health Department to identify and analyze the efficacy of the Health Department’s programs, policies, and initiatives that address Black maternal health.
Analysis
This resolution directs the Office of Equity and Inclusion and the Health Department to identify and analyze the efficacy of the Health Department’s programs, policies, and initiatives that address Black maternal health.
Body
Whereas, The Health Department provides the following services related to maternal health: Empowering Families of Milwaukee; Parents Nurturing & Caring for Their Children; Birth Outcomes Made Better Doulas; Direct Assistance for Project; Women, Infants, & Children; Community Healthcare Access Program; Strong Baby Title V Program; Cribs 4 Kids; Newborn Screening - Congenital Disorders; and Newborn Screening - Hearing; and

Whereas, According to a November 2021 article by Madeline Heim for the USA Today Network, advocates working to improve the health of Black mothers and babies say that when it comes to their field, Wisconsin has for years been in a state of emergency; and

Whereas, In Wisconsin, Black mothers are five times more likely than their white counterparts to die during or within one year of pregnancy, and Black infants’ risk of death is double the state average; and

Whereas, A 2014 report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation found Wisconsin had the worst gap in the nation between outcomes for Black and white children; and

Whereas, Milwaukee is consistently ranked among the worst cities for Black Americans to live, according to an annual report from financial news company 24/7 Wall St.; and

Whereas, Reports from the Center on Wisconsin Strategy and the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Population Health Institute, health disparities for Blacks and whites are signific...

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