Milwaukee Latino Health Coalition

"Coming together, creating change."

The Milwaukee Latino Health Coalition is building collective power to move individuals and communities to better health. 

The Milwaukee Latino Health Coalition (MLHC) 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.

The MLHC is building collective power to move individuals and communities to better health.  We are responsible for identifying issues that most affect our health and taking action to address those issues.  We believe that when we organize our communities around the same issues, we will be more powerful to effect the change we want.

We are responsible for identifying issues that most affect our health and taking action to address those issues.  We believe that when we organize our communities around the same issues, we will be more powerful to effect the change we want.

The MLHC recognizes that health is determined by a variety of factors.  In order to be healthy, we need to implement a comprehensive strategy to address the issues of our community, such as access to care, immigration, socio-economic status, education, built environment, and racism.  We expect to live in a community where there is equal distribution of resources to ensure that everyone has opportunities for complete physical, mental and social well-being.

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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.

A Latino community with access to equitable and culturally appropriate healthcare services and resources which foster health and well-being.

The Milwaukee Latino Health Coalition (MLHC) was founded in February 2007 to increase collaboration between organizations and community members and, using a holistic approach, improve Latino health.  The MLHC founding organizations were CORE/El Centro and Aurora Walker’s Point Community Clinic. CORE/El Centro was the fiscal agent for the MLHC since its founding in 2007.  As of 2012, the Council for the Spanish Speaking / Centro Hispano assumed this role. Sixteenth Street became the convening agency and fiscal agent of the MLHC as of November 2017.

Leadership

Executive Committee members:

Chair: Maritza Contreras | American Family Insurance

Vice Chair: Al Castro | United Community Center

Treasurer: Francisco Bravo | Consultant

Secretary: VACANT

Sixteenth Street Rep: Caroline Gomez Tom, Director of Patient and Community Engagement

Action Team Chairs:

Research Action Team: Al Castro | United Community Center

Mental Health Action Team: Melissa Waldo | Sixteenth Street

Administrator:

Chris Mambu Rasch | Sixteenth Street

Steering Committee Board members:

Erika Colón | Hispanic Nurses’ Association

Matt Crespin | Children’s Health Alliance

Raquel Filmanowicz | BMO

Rosamaria Martinez | Research Action Team Rep

Maria Miramontes | Core El Centro

Robert Ramerez | Ascension Health

Mariana Rodriquez | UMOS Latina Resource Center

Frank Robinson, | Children’s Hospital

Bethany Sanchez | Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council

Marwill Santiago | MLHC Education Team Rep

Alexandra Urrutia-Comas | Aurora Advocate Health

Oscar Tovar | City of Milwaukee

Erika Villafuerte | Consultant

Melissa Waldo | MLHC Mental Health Action Team Rep

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Health Equity Summit:
Empower a Healthier Milwaukee

 

Postponed

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, we made the decision to reschedule Sixteenth Street’s 2020 Health Equity Summit: Empower a Healthier Milwaukee, originally planned for March 31st. As a health care provider and leader, it is our responsibility to set an example of proper prevention behavior, with our priority always being the health and well being of our community and partners.

Our plan is to reschedule the event for September. Keep an eye out for communications from us and we look forward to seeing you then.

 

Administrator:
Chris Mambu Rasch, Sixteenth Street

christopher.rasch@sschc.org
414-897-5158

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