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.


  • Alternatives to Opioids in Treating Acute and Chronic Pain: A workshop for health care professionals September 24

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Join the Alliance for Wisconsin Youth and the Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition for this one-of-a-kind look at our drinking culture, both nationally and in Wisconsin, and what local advocates and elected officials can to do prevent the harm associated with problematic alcohol consumption.

It’s vitally important to discuss suicide and learn ways to talk to individuals who may be at risk. During the QPR Question, Persuade, Refer Gatekeeper Training offered by the Public Policy Institute, participants learn how to approach, listen to, and take positive next steps with someone who is considering suicide.

“There have been a number of drug take-back events in communities surrounding the Amani neighborhood, but until now no one has organized one in Amani,” said Amanda Clark, Coordinator of the 53206 Drug-Free Communities Project.