The Community Advocates Public Policy Institute’s “Healthy Housing Campaign” is one of four innovative community-based health projects selected to receive $1 million in funding from the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH), through its Community Impact Grant program.
The 53206 Drug-Free Communities Project works to prevent and reduce youth alcohol and marijuana use in Milwaukee’s 53206 zip code including Milwaukee’s Amani and Lindsay Heights neighborhoods. Preventing youth drug use also prevents crime and opens up possibilities for the young people in our communities.
With the large number of convenience stores in the city, it can be challenging for store owners and community members to make meaningful connections. Yet the “Know Your Neighbor” event that took place on March 22nd, 2016 at the Neighborhood House showed that the interest and commitment is there for these entities to work together […]
A new project seeks to prevent substance use by youth in Milwaukee’s highest-need zip code. The Community Advocates Public Policy Institute (PPI) was awarded the Drug-Free Communities grant from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. The effort is a new project of the Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (MCSAP), which PPI administers. […]
The Great American Smokeout is Thursday November 19. This year, there’s both good and bad news when it comes to tobacco use in Wisconsin. The good news is that according to new data from the state’s Department of Health Services, overall smoking in Wisconsin sits at an all-time low of 17%. The bad news? The […]
July 5th marked five years since Wisconsin became a smoke-free state! Throughout the month, Milwaukee’s tobacco prevention and control community is celebrating the law for creating safer indoor air-quality in bars and restaurants, healthier bartenders, lower smoking-rates, and even more smoke-free home rules, but also wants to raise awareness that the battle is not over […]
Today the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute announced that it has been selected by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD), a grantee of the Social Innovation Fund’s Pay for Success program, to assess feasibility and develop Pay for Success capacity. “We are happy to be a part of the innovative, national movement to reform […]
The Asthma and Poverty: A Panel Discussion event was co-hosed by Fight Asthma Milwaukee and the City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance, held at Community Advocates on April 7th. There were approximately 50 attendees. The event kicked off by showing clips from the Dateline special on asthma and poverty, focusing on two families that resided in […]
Community Advocates is now accepting applications for the Stay Strong Milwaukee Project. Stay Strong Milwaukee funds are to promote alcohol and drug abuse (AODA) prevention activities in Milwaukee County. Funding for Stay Strong Milwaukee is made possible through the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division. Community Advocates will allocate approximately $250,000 in funding for calendar year […]