August 1, 2017 | by Community Advocates Public Policy Institute | Policy Each year the Public Policy Institute welcomes interns to work with us and learn how to be advocates for healthy change. This summer, we’ve been lucky to have three outstanding interns working on opioid policy, tobacco disparities, and fund development. We’re looking forward to seeing what they’ll achieve next.
June 28, 2017 | by Anneke Mohr | Prevention While overall smoking rates continue to decline, tobacco use remains higher among African Americans and the LGBTQ community due in part to targeted marketing by tobacco companies.
June 22, 2017 | by Azure’De M. Williams | Prevention The impact of targeted marketing of menthol products has been devastating. Tobacco is the leading contributor to the three main causes of death among African Americans: heart disease, cancer, and stroke. African-American youth have not been spared either, as the menthol flavor cuts down on the harshness of the cigarettes which makes them easier to inhale, easier to get hooked on and harder to quit.
June 2, 2017 | by Community Advocates Public Policy Prevention Team | Prevention “We want to remind the LGBTQ community that you can be yourself, have fun, and be smoke-free,” said Anneke Mohr, coordinator for the City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance, which is led by the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute.
July 11, 2016 | by Anthony Harris and Anneke Mohr | Prevention Milwaukee's Pridefest was a celebration of all the advances of the LGBTQ community and more. However, the heavy presence of tobacco and the sponsorship of tobacco companies showed how necessary breaking up with tobacco is, especially in the LGBTQ community.
May 12, 2016 | by Deb Heffner | Prevention In the City of Milwaukee, the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute performs WI Wins tobacco compliance checks through its City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance, while also partnering with local youth from Neu-Life Community Development Center and officers from the Milwaukee Police Department.
March 7, 2016 | by Cassy Krueger | Prevention Each week 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.
November 19, 2015 | by Deb Heffner | Prevention This year, there’s both good and bad news when it comes to tobacco use in Wisconsin. The good news is that according to new data from the state’s Department of Health Services, overall smoking in Wisconsin sits at an all-time low of 17%. The bad news? The same data show Wisconsin’s most vulnerable populations smoking at alarming rates.