In a wide-ranging interview with NNS, new Milwaukee Health Commissioner Kirsten Johnson said her top priority is tackling the city’s ongoing lead crisis, which she called “the pandemic before the pandemic.”
Some renters say they waited months to find out whether they qualified for thousands of dollars in emergency help to pay past-due rent. Some are still waiting.
The Men Moving Forward program from the Medical College of Wisconsin helps Black prostate cancer survivors make – and embrace – changes to their lifestyles.
Applicants complain of confusing bureaucracy and long waits as the agency handles thousands applications over the phone. A Milwaukee woman details her struggle to connect.
The staff at Milwaukee Bread of Healing Clinic works to ensure those who do not have insurance get the best medical care possible. “It’s our responsibility to take care of each other,” the clinic’s co-founder says.
Serenity Inns, a safe place for men to recover from drugs or alcohol addictions, offers hope as the tragic pace of drug overdose deaths continues in Milwaukee.
In Milwaukee’s central city neighborhoods, COVID-19 vaccination rates remain low when compared with the rest of Wisconsin.
Milwaukee recorded 230 cases of syphilis from July 2019 to December 2020, an increase of nearly 150 from the previous 18-month period, according to data from the Milwaukee Health Department.
From churches to kickball leagues, Milwaukee will see its fair share of COVID-19 pop-up vaccine clinics this weekend.
Prayer fires. Talking circles. Bead-weaving. These are integral and celebrated parts of Native American culture. And staff at the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center will use them as part of a new culture-based approach to mental health services for the community.