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  • Spatialized Intersectionality: Gendered and Racialized Residential Segregation and the Milwaukee Lead Crisis

    In this recently published article, Dalvery Blackwell, Executive Director of UWPRC community partner African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN), and her colleague introduce the term spatialized intersectionality to connote interlocking, geographically embedded forms of social identity marginalization. …

  • SWCAP receives CDC CARA grant

    SWCAP’s (Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program) Better Brodhead Program has been awarded $50,000 per year for five years for a total of $250,000. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) grant from the U.S. Centers …

  • Survey: Black Fathers, Equal Partners (AABN)

    The purpose of this research initiative is to learn about experiences and support needs across the transition to fatherhood, and Black mothers’ perceptions of the support that would benefit fathers and strengthen their capacity as …

  • Father’s Day Weekend: AABN in the news

    UWPRC partner, the African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN) recently announced their new research initiative which places fathers front and center to help address maternal and infant health. Their work was featured in a Milwaukee Journal …

  • AABN Executive Director To Receive WPHA 2021 Award

    I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to be recognized for the work that I lead to advance AABN’s mission.  I share this worthy accolade with the Milwaukee community, our partners, volunteers, funding and …

  • COVID-19 Response Focus on Social and Emotional Health Grant Program

    Children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to the social and emotional health effects of the pandemic as they navigate school closures and the postponement of social activities, illness or death of loved ones, and stress …

  • Podcast from SWCAP: Life During the Pandemic

    The podcast Life During the Pandemic: Stories from Around the State is a part of Project Recovery by UWPRC community partner, SWCAP (Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program). Project Recovery is a statewide effort to assist farmers …

  • AABN featured on Milwaukee’s Channel 58

    UWPRC partner, the African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN), was recently featured on Milwaukee’s Channel 58 (CBS 58). The Sunday Morning feature highlighted their initiative to grow the number of available doulas and connect them with expectant …

  • Wisconsin Examiner: Community health workers provide essential links for struggling communities

    Several Wisconsin organizations are using Community Health Workers (CHW) to improve the health of their communities. “Community health workers are not medical professionals, but they serve as a bridge to services, including health care, prenatal …

  • African American Breastfeeding Network: National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Month Events

    OCTOBER 10 and 15 UWPRC community partner, the African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN), is hosting two virtual events in honor of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Month: Comforting through COVID-19 Webinar Saturday, October 10, 2020 …

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