The Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, Inc. is a group of local organizations and individuals whose collaborative goal is to address the health problems of African Americans. The primary objective of the Coalition is to improve the health status of African Americans in the State of Wisconsin and to ensure equitable and comprehensive healthcare for all people.
The MBIP is a new Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin (BHCW) project funded by the State of Wisconsin Immunization Program.
The MBIP is a new Black Health Coalition (BHCW) is working with the State to provide culturally relevant information regarding the history of immunizations in the United States and the current status regarding flu vaccines and COVID19 for the black community in the city and county of Milwaukee.
1. To recruit members of the Black community to participate in an educational session on the historical context of Black people regarding immunizations and vaccine research.
2. To participate in a focus group relative to the subject of immunizations and/or vaccines without fear of condemnation or ridicule.
3. To train those members who have been educated on the issues related to immunizations and vaccines to teach others.
4. The MBIP will develop an immunization coalition which will be made up of community members and community organizations. It will develop recommendations to the State regarding immunizations and vaccines.
This program is funded through the State of Wisconsin Division of Public Health AIDS/HIV Program. The African American HIV/AIDS Program has oversight of the Statewide African American HIV/AIDS Task Force (AATF). The AATF is comprised of healthcare professionals, politicians, clergy, community leaders, community based organizations, fraternities and sororities, volunteers, people infected/affected by HIV/AIDS working to address the issue of HIV/AIDS in the communities of color in the state of Wisconsin. We believe that the community must play a leadership role in creating solutions in the challenges it faces. Other responsibilities of the HIV program include: Consumer Issues Committee, Youth Leadership Council, the Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS and HIV Prevention, Counseling & Testing