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.


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As part of my work as Contract Monitor for our partners in the Milwaukee Brighter Futures Initiative, I am able to witness the real-world application of Botvin LifeSkills Training among the youth in our community. I’m frequently impressed by how well the facilitators are able to adapt and amplify the lessons they explore in the LifeSkills curriculum with the young people they serve.

Milwaukee Fire Department Deputy Chief Aaron Lipski says the next step in preventing overdoses is being taken with the formation of the Milwaukee Overdose Response Initiative (MORI), which pairs Milwaukee Fire Department community firefighter paramedics with two peer supports to engage individuals who’d overdosed the previous day.

An estimated 24% of Wisconsinites binge drink, compared to the national median of 16%, and on average they had 4.1 binge drinking episodes per month. That put Wisconsin at #2 in the nation for binge drinking.