Skip to main content

Community Advocates' leadership created the Public Policy Institute in 2008 to address the root causes of poverty through policy advocacy and community collaboration on economic and public health issues.

 

  • Keep Your Meds Safe by locking them up, destroying them, or returning them to a safe disposal site.


During June, National Safety Month, community partners are coming together to help prevent accidental poisoning and medication misuse. On Tuesday, June 21, Community Advocates Public Policy Institute and Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention coalition (MCSAP) launched the Keep Your Meds Safe initiative at Hayat Pharmacy, 807. W. Layton Ave., Milwaukee.

Community Advocates' Reality Check event highlighted potentially hidden items that may indicate a youth is engaging in forms of risky behavior involving substance use, while also guiding parents of youth through Small Talks tips.

Wisconsin Department of Children and Families Secretary Emilie Amundson visited Community Advocates to help launch the Stronger Families Milwaukee program, a new five-year prevention initiative developed by DCF to reduce child maltreatment and keep more families together in safe, stable, and nurturing homes.