Public health school students trained to tackle deeply rooted social problems

The UW-Milwaukee's Zilber School of Public Health, 1240 N. 10th St., is located in the Brewery, a complex near downtown that once housed the sprawling Pabst Brewing complex. (Photo by Alhaji Camara)

Students from UWM’s Zilber School of Public Health are filtering into the community, attempting to alleviate some of Milwaukee’s most deeply rooted problems.

Teen pregnancy campaign turns heads, resonates with youth

The new ads are located at bus shelters in targeted areas and read “Have a baby too young and it’ll control your life.” (Photo by Maria Corpus)

United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County strives to decrease the teen birth rate with new ads showing teen parents controlled by their baby.

Favorite of 2014: New restaurant fuels optimism in SOHI District

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service covered a wide range of stories focused on central city neighborhoods during 2014. NNS reporter Molly Rippinger explains why the story republished here is the favorite of those she wrote this year.

Mental health board’s slow start prompts questions

The Crisis Resource Center at 2057 S. 14th St. is part of a new model for delivering community-based mental health care. (Photo by Matthew Wisla)

Created by the state legislature in the spring to dramatically change mental health care, the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board is off to a slow start, critics say.