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Faith Leader's Forum on Health

This interactive meeting with insurance providers is designed around you, the Faith Leaders.  We will NOT rehash the known major health risks (high-risk sexual behavior, nutrition, obesity and physical activity), but instead listen to the concerns you share on behalf of your congregants and suggestions you have for how
we can help.

We know of the vested interest you have in keeping our community healthy, and we want to learn from you and help you in the process.


      8:00 am – Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibits

      9:00 am – Welcome

      9:10 am – Remarks from Mayor Tom Barrett and Commissioner Bevan K. Baker

      9:20 am – Presentation on the Health of Milwaukee - Dr. Eric Gass, PhD., Public Health Research & Policy Director, City of Milwaukee Health Department

      9:50 am – Break, Exhibits

      10:10 am – Interactive Session

      11:30 am – Break, Exhibits, and Lunch Buffett

      12:00 pm – Keynote Speaker - Steve Ohly, RN NP Manager, Community Clinics for Aurora UW Medical Group

      12:30 pm – Closing Remarks

      1:00 pm - Adjourn 

Steve Ohly's Biography:


Steve has worked 30-plus-years in direct patient care in health care settings, primarily with economically poor and uninsured.  He is responsible for initiating and managing free medical/dental clinics, health programs, and volunteer and service learning opportunities. His first exposure to working with an underserved population involved living and working in a 1,000 bed shelter in Washington, D.C. Later, after spending extensive time in Mexico and Central America, he has specialized in designing and managing programs for immigrant populations.  He currently manages three health care clinics for uninsured.  Walkers Point Community Clinic, located in a community center, is the largest free and low-cost clinic in the state.  The other two are located in a nearby Homeless Shelter and a High School.

Steve is a clinical faculty for the UW Medical School’s Department of Family Medicine, lectures on poverty medicine, facilitates storytelling sessions by community member/patients, and hosts multiple volunteers and service learners at all three clinics.

His work was honored nationally by the Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership Awards Program in 1998.

Click here to register, or call Lori Hoffman at 414-286-3607.