Milwaukee Healthy Beginnings Project
Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin
3020 W. Vliet Street
Milwaukee, WI 53208
The Milwaukee Healthy Beginnings Project (MHBP) is a project of the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, Inc. The Project is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and began in 1998. MHBP serves African Americans in seven zip codes in the central city. MHBP has been able to establish, with the help of its partners, a comprehensive system of community care designed to increase healthy birth outcomes and decrease infant mortality rates.
- Through its Consortium, MHBP has increased consumer voice and leadership in program, policy and practice in the city of Milwaukee and the State of Wisconsin;
- Program evaluation has documented that clients served by MHBP have lower percentages of preterm and very low birth weight infants than infants in the MHBP Project Area; and
- Developed a training module that highlights the protective factors of Life Course and African American culture in reducing health disparities. To date, training has been conducted with over 800 service providers and community residents.