August 2017 Chair’s Corner

Hello MLHC friends and members,

What an eventful summer! I hope you all had an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Wisconsin weather and are preparing for a full Fall of MLHC activities.

Save the Date for the MLHC October 26 (3:30 PM – 5:30 PM) General Coalition Meeting!

Keep an eye out for the MLHC member survey – your participation is important: We will be sending our annual MLHC member survey in the next few weeks that will provide valuable information as we plan for our 2018 efforts and activities. Please complete the survey to guide the coalition’s efforts and focus.

Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Hispanic Leadership Institute presents Rising Latinos: Despite being the fastest growing talent pool in the U.S., Latinos are underrepresented nationally and locally in managerial positions and face slow upward mobility. HPGM is launching a new program to help prepare and propel Hispanic professionals forward in their careers. The institute will be held September 11 through September 15. For more information about the program, please email Kim Schultz.

Alverno College interpreter Institute: Alverno College Interpreter Institute is hosting a Fall Workshop on Saturday, October 21 from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM at the Bucyrus Conference Center on Alverno’s campus. Their tentative topic is Immigration and Healthcare Reform in Wisconsin – What does it Mean for Language Services? For more information about the agenda, please check out their website.

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers are looking for two full-time Americorps member for their Health Choices Dept: This is a great opportunity for individuals who want to learn about program implementation, effective facilitation/education, volunteer management, Latino cultural competency, and most the challenges and successes of obesity prevention and intervention among immigrant families. Email your questions or interest in the position to Tatiana Maida.

Immunization, or vaccination, helps prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases: To stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and pneumonia, adults need to get their shots – just like kids do. National Immunization Awareness Month is a great time to promote vaccines and remind family, friends, and coworkers to stay up to date on their shots. As you get ready for school make sure children have all their shots and immunization records ready to be shared with school personnel. For more information you may download the National Public Health Information Coalition toolkit: nphic.org/niam

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month: We all have a role in supporting families that choose to breastfeed by creating a welcoming environment in our organizations for our co-workers and our clients. For more information check out usbreastfeeding.org and cdc.gov/breastfeeding/.

National Health Center Week is August 13-19th: Health Centers serve over 25 million patients including the most vulnerable of our nation’s residents. To find an event near you, https://healthcenterweek.org/events/ and check out the national health center week fact sheet. In Milwaukee, we have five great community health centers that serve the community: Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, Milwaukee Health Services, Outreach Community Health Center, Progressive Community Health Centers, and Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers.

Stay involved and stay in touch on our Facebook page or by emailing mlhcoalition@gmail.com.

Warmly,
Caroline