City of Milwaukee joins local health plans in hosting ‘Faith Leaders’ Forum on Health’

February 26, 2014

Mayor Barrett and Commissioner of Health welcome faith leaders for day of listening and collaborative discussion

On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, Mayor Tom Barrett and Commissioner of Health Bevan K. Baker greeted more than 70 area faith leaders for the Faith Leaders’ Forum on Health.
Hosted by Community Connect Health Plan and Children’s Community Health Plan with support from the City of Milwaukee Health Department, the day’s agenda was centered on hearing from local faith leaders about the greatest health needs in the neighborhoods they serve.
“Faith leaders in Milwaukee are the trusted drivers of change in their neighborhoods,” said Mayor Tom Barrett, who works with faith leaders year round on efforts such as violence prevention, neighborhood improvement, and infant mortality. “This day is designed by area health plans in order to hear from our faith leaders and continue to build collaborative efforts to address our community’s most pressing health needs.”
The event was held at the Italian Conference Center located at 631 E. Chicago St. The keynote speaker was Steve Ohly, RN, NP of Community Clinics for Aurora UW Medical Group. Steve has worked more than 30 years in direct patient care in health care settings, primarily with economically poor and uninsured citizens.











Pictured at the event (from left) are Rev. Brenda M. Noach; Community Organizer Auriea Mosley;  keynote speaker Steve Ohly, RN, NP; and Showers of Blessings Fellowship Church Pastor Darry Tucker.s