Wisconsin Minority Health Program
Department of Health Services
Resources for Cultural Competency in Health Care
Health Disparities in Wisconsin
Kelli Jones, clinical instructor and community health
nursing coordinator at Marquette University College of Nursing, speaks to
the continuing issue of health disparities associated with racial and ethnic
minorities in Wisconsin. The presentation identifies examples of racial and
ethnic health disparities in Wisconsin, and examines ways to reduce
(approximately 60 minutes)
Health Issues Affecting Wisconsin Hispanics/Latinos
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This presentation, organized by former Wisconsin Minority Health Leadership Council
Chair, MaryAnn Borman, provides background information pertaining to the
health, social and economic disparities migrant workers experience in
Milwaukee Partnership to Respond to 2009 EPI AID Study in Milwaukee
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This presentation, organized by Wisconsin Minority Health Leadership Council
Chair, Brenda Coley, provides statistics and social factors pertaining to
HIV in Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in Milwaukee. The presentation also
addresses potential solutions for reducing the prevalence of HIV in this
Tribal Relations Educational Session - Biopsychosocial Disparities
Tribal representatives provide information and insight into the causes, status, and
potential resolutions to health, social and economic disparities.
(approximately 4 hours)
Reaching Through Barriers (Webcast series)
Reaching Through Barriers is a series of occasional brown-bag learning
opportunities presented through the coordinated efforts of the DHS
Affirmative Action and Training Offices, Division of
Enterprise Services, and the Division of Public Health.
The series highlights minority health issues in Wisconsin; promotes the
elimination of cultural and health disparities between minority and other
vulnerable populations and the overall state population; and focuses on
cultural competency in the delivery of services.
for Health Equity--It Affects Us All (Webcast,
This Reaching Through Barriers webcast features Dr. Fabienne Ouapou-Lena,
MD, MPH; Margaret Schmelzer, RN, MS; & Ana Paula Soares Lynch, MCCP. Learn about the underlying
determinants of health advanced through the state health plan, Healthiest
Wisconsin 2020; an overview of the Minority Health Program and its work
on health disparities and health equity; and hear about a case study from Proyecto
Salud, using health promoters as a strategy to address health disparities
in the Latino community in Milwaukee.
Cultural Aspects of Depression and Suicide Part I.
Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton describes the Task Force Report on Women and Depression and its
recommendations and findings. Discussion includes the Suicide Prevention Initiative
and issues in screening and prevention.
(approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes)
Cultural Aspects of Depression and Suicide Part II.
This presentation addresses the cultural aspects of depression and suicide,
focusing on women and girls of diverse ethnic communities. Speakers also present information
about DHS efforts to address mental health issues by promoting increased awareness and
understanding in the workplace.
(approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes)
Healthy Birth Outcomes: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities
(Note: As of February 2013, this webcast is no longer available.
slides from the webcast (PDF, 1.6 MB).
This presentation describes issues surrounding healthy birth
outcomes, including the elimination of racial and ethnic disparities in
Wisconsin. Former DHS Secretary Helene Nelson and Division of Public Health
Administrator Sheri Johnson introduce a five-year project to strengthen the
efforts of the Department of Health Services around this issue.
The presenters describe the problem (Wisconsin and U.S. data), review evidence-based
practices, and give an overview of the proposed five-year project; then ask for
discussion and input from the audience.
Beyond Barriers - Poverty/Disparity (Webcast,
This presentation addresses health issues and
disparities among minority populations. It tackles what it
really takes to get by, the economic health of Wisconsin, and the dental
health challenges of low-income populations.
(approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes)
Violence: Combating the Silent Epidemic (Webcast,
This presentation examines the dynamics and root causes of
sexual violence and discusses approaches to combating this silent epidemic.
(approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes)
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April 04, 2013