April 2017 Chair’s Corner

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:

At our General Coalition Forum on March 23rd, 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 Health 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. Below are links that host information regarding the two topics that affect our communities. Please feel free to explore the links and share the information with coworkers, clients/patients and loved ones.

Ursula Flores, MLHC Chair

Alcohol Awareness Month 2017

Minority Health Month 2017 (English)
Minority Health Month 2017 (Spanish)