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As the City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) works to develop a five-year strategic plan to advance the health of Milwaukee through an anti-racist framework, they are turning to the community to provide their valuable feedback. MHD’s commitment is to anchor this work in a comprehensive, data-driven, and participatory process; seeking the voice and insights of staff, residents, and service organizations to help understand the greatest opportunities for community health.
“The Milwaukee Health Department works to advance the health and equity of Milwaukeeans by creating policies, delivering programs and services to Milwaukee residents, funding local health initiatives, and advocating for community health,” said Milwaukee Health Commissioner Kirsten Johnson. “We cannot do our jobs successfully without taking into consideration the valuable feedback from those who live, learn, work, play, and worship in the city of Milwaukee.”
Milwaukee community members interested in sharing their thoughts and insights can access the survey atcity.milwaukee.gov/MHDsurvey. The three-question survey will be open through December 23, 2021. The results of this data-gathering initiative will help MHD focus their resources and guide the department’s work in the future.
The Milwaukee Health Department engaged Genesis Health Consulting to facilitate the strategic planning work, providing an objective third-party viewpoint on the work. The strategic plan will be implemented in July 2022.