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Each week in March-April we will be rolling out a video on our programs and how they each contribute to the Public Policy Institute's mission: preventing and reducing poverty while improving the quality of life for individuals and families in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin.
Public Policy Institute - Rob Cherry (April 18, 2016)
The Public Policy Institute targets poverty in a number of ways – we try to reduce it through changes to relevant public policies and laws; we try to prevent its effects through public health efforts; and we work to increase opportunity and wellness for low-income people by fostering factors related to success, resilience and well-being. We pursue our goals through analyzing and advocating for policy changes, coordinating coalitions and convening citizens, and helping community-based agencies impact poverty through prevention work and promoting achievement. Learn more about what we do here.
Working Our Way Out of Poverty Project - David Riemer & Conor Williams (April 11, 2016)
The Working Our Way Out of Poverty Project seeks to change the way we think about and attack poverty. We have designed and tested a policy package that is the first of its kind to dramatically reduce poverty. The project is now focused on promoting and implementing these policies. Learn more about the program here.
Milwaukee Brighter Futures Program - Kari Lerch (April 4, 2016)
Kari Lerch, Deputy Director of the Public Policy Institute, explains the Milwaukee Brighter Futures Initiative in this PPI Spotlight video. As a state-funded Milwaukee Brighter Futures Lead Agency, Community Advocates brings together numerous networks and task forces to work collaboratively on building a strong community prevention system focusing on the issues of child abuse and neglect, teen pregnancy, youth violence, youth AODA issues, parenting and youth self-sufficiency. Brighter Futures is also associated with several other PPI programs, including the Minority Male Achievement Program, Coming Together Milwaukee, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Network (TPPN), and the Milwaukee Child Abuse Prevention Services Coalition (MCAPS). Learn more about the program here.
Effective ACA Implementation Project - Mike Bare (March 28, 2016)
Mike Bare, Research & Program Coordinator, explains the Effective ACA Implementation Project in this week's PPI Spotlight video. The Effective ACA Implementation Project seeks to harness the full potential of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA’s primary goals were to 1) expand health coverage, 2) reduce health coverage and care costs while increasing health care quality, and 3) protect consumers from insurance company abuses. Learn more about the project here.
Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition - Kasaundra Brown (March 21, 2016)
Kasaundra Brown, Prevention Associate at PPI, explains the goals, vision, and priorities of the Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention (MCSAP) Coalition. Established in 2011, the Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention (MCSAP) Coalition is a countywide initiative with a vision of bringing together resources and skills to create a healthy community. MCSAP addresses policies, practices and programs in two priority areas: marijuana use among youth and fatal drug overdose, with a particular emphasis on prescription drugs. Learn more on the MCSAP website.
Minority Male Achievement Project - Jeff Roman (March 14, 2016)
Benchmark Coordinator, Jeff Roman, discusses the Minority Male Achievement program in this week's PPI Spotlight video. The Minority Male Achievement Program operates on the belief that creating an integrated infrastructure for a variety of community stakeholders, in addition to rigorous evaluation efforts, increased community awareness, and philanthropic support, will ultimately positively impact health and life outcomes for boys and men of color in Milwaukee. Find more information on the program here.
City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance - Deb Heffner (March 7, 2016)
Community Health Coordinator, Deb Heffner, explains the initiatives and goals of the City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance in this week's PPI Spotlight video. The City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance focuses primarily on a few key areas: youth tobacco use prevention including other tobacco products, WI WINS tobacco compliance checks, and eliminating health disparities in tobacco use (low-income, LGBTQ+, and communities of color). Find more information on the City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance here.
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