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Welcome to The Beat, MHD's Public Health Blog!

Stay tuned for regular updates including informative articles, health tips, and engaging stories from our programs and the community we serve. Together, let's build a healthier Milwaukee, one blog post at a time.



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Navigating the Labyrinth of Healthcare Disparities – A Personal Story by Erica Olivier

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Erica. I am a 40-year-old Black woman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, deeply entrenched in the realm of Public Health. My love for my city is unwavering, yet my journey within maternal and child health has exposed the stark realities of health inequities within the Black community.


6 Ways to Prevent Respiratory Illness this Winter

This time of year, respiratory illnesses pose a significant threat to families and communities nationwide. The spike in hospital admissions for COVID-19, flu, and RSV in Milwaukee, particularly impacting infants and seniors, emphasizes the urgency of preventative measures.


Fathers helping fathers: the health department program connecting and supporting Milwaukee dads

Since 2016, the DAD Project has worked to strengthen the bonds between fathers and their children. Through weekly in-home visits and group sessions, the program supports Milwaukee fathers in engaging in early literacy activities, tracking their child’s development, and building a community of fathers.


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