Cross-Sector Engagement

Improving health outcomes for target populations.

The Partnership participates in these prominent cross-sector collaborations to improve health and quality of life in Milwaukee County.

Milwaukee Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families Collaborative is a community-academic collaboration designed to improve community conditions that lead to healthier birth outcomes among African American families in southeastern Wisconsin. In Milwaukee, the United Way has convened leaders from affected communities, business, nonprofit, faith community and public sectors to eliminate racial disparities and infant mortality. Partnership members lead the Lifecourse health access committee, focused on increasing access to pre-conception and inter-conception care.

Milwaukee Succeeds is a broad based, community-wide collaboration that aims to improve educational outcomes for every child in Milwaukee, in every school, cradle to career. Partnership leaders contribute to the goal of assuring that all children are prepared to enter school — with a focus on improving childhood immunization rates and developmental screening.

Milwaukee Criminal Justice Council is an umbrella organization made up of Milwaukee-area criminal justice agencies and local governments working collaboratively to ensure a fair, efficient, and effective justice system that enhances public safety and quality of life. Partnership leaders participate in the mental health committee, focused on connecting frequent offenders to behavioral health and medical services and preventing unnecessary criminal justice involvement of those affected by mental illness and addiction.