11th Annual African American Walk for Quality Health

On Saturday June 7, 2014 Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, Inc. (BHCW) will have their 11th Annual African American Walk for Quality Health.

This year’s theme is Women’s Health. Event cochairs are Dr. Earnestine Willis, Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Bevan K. Baker, FACHE Commissioner of Health for the City of Milwaukee

The primary purpose of BHCW’s Walk for Quality Health is to garner citywide support for the Wisconsin African American Eliminating Health Disparities Institute.

The Institute was established by BHCW to specifically focus on the elimination of health disparities for African Americans in Wisconsin through data warehousing, research and policy development.

The Institute also allows for the African American community to have control regarding the development, analysis, and dissemination of health information.

Another very important reason for the African American Walk for Quality Health is to engage the community in a meaningful healthy activity. The promotion of good health is key to the reduction of health disparities.

This event goes a long way in sending a positive message that African Americans do care about their health as the event route is directly in the community that is adversely impacted by health disparities the most.

Registration for the African American Walk for Quality Health on June 7th starts at 9:00 am, the Walk begins at 10:00 am. Registration can be completed online at www.bhcw.org/Walk or at the event.

Individuals can register for $10 and teams of ten can register for $35.

There are also opportunities for people who can not attend the Walk to gain pledges.

The event registration and kick-off activity occurs at the Milwaukee Urban League (435 W. North Ave.).

The Walk route goes from the Milwaukee Urban League to Dr. King Drive, north to Center Street, west to the Wisconsin Black Historical Society & Museum (2620 W. Center).

Festivities after the Walk will include a brief program, informational booths by the event sponsors, and an African American Women Business Fair.

For more information, please contact BHCW at 414-933-0064.