Spotlight: City of Milwaukee

Purpose of the project

The goal of this data dissemination initiative is to empower local leaders, spiritual leaders, community members and researchers to use SHOW data to improve health equity in the City of Milwaukee.

Project description

Over the years, the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) has been building partnerships with community leaders in the City of Milwaukee to gain trust and to design health research surveys that address issues and opportunities that are important to this particular community. In 2018-2019 SHOW conducted Community-Engaged surveys in LatinX and African American neighborhoods in the City of Milwaukee. Local researchers and community leaders supported the effort and provided guidance to SHOW during project planning and data collection. Now that the data is ready, this initiative aims to give the data back to community partners and leaders that want to affect change in their communities.