public health

May 10, 2017 - 8:00am
When the Forum is approached by local governments, school districts, and civic leaders to consider possibilities for service sharing and consolidation, we typically warn that such efforts should not be undertaken if the sole objective is to save...
July 15, 2016 - 8:00am
As the 2015-2016 Norman N. Gill Civic Engagement Fellow, I have spent the past year examining data from various sources to put a finger on how serious of a challenge obesity presents to Milwaukee.  In An Apple a Day, a new report released today...
February 4, 2016 - 9:00am
On January 25th, the World Health Organization Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity reported an increase in children’s exposure to unhealthy environments across all socioeconomic groups. These same global challenges can be felt close to home in...
May 29, 2008 - 8:30am
By: Anonymous
A new study from the University of Cincinnati strengthens the evidence that lead exposure is linked to criminal behavior, and could refocus the spotlight on lead and juvenile crime in Milwaukee. The first study to follow lead-exposed children from...
April 28, 2008 - 10:24am
By: Anonymous
A new book by RAND sociologist Chloe Bird and Harvard sociologist Patricia Rieker presents a fresh way of viewing individual choices about health that could provide a useful way of examining a range of social policy issues. In their book Gender and...
April 24, 2008 - 9:35am
A recent issue of The Economist includes a small blurb on new research published in the Journal of Public Economics by two Wisconsin economists. Scott Adams, of UWM, and Chad Cotti, of UW-Oshkosh, have found that when public smoking bans are...
April 9, 2008 - 9:35am
A report released this week confirms yet again that our state receives far fewer federal dollars than the average state. This time the Trust for America's Health analyzed funds from three federal health agencies and found Wisconsin ranks 45th in...
April 18, 2007 - 1:33pm
By: Anonymous
The Business Journal recently reported the findings from an Aurora Health Care public health survey ("Violence cited as top city health problem.")Violence was stated as the city of Milwaukee’s top health problem followed by alcohol and drug use and...