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COVID-19 Health Equity Initiatives: Milwaukee Health Department

American Medical Association 

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This case study describes how Milwaukee Health Department’s (MHD) Government Alliance on Race and Equity’s (GARE) third goal is to introduce clear and consistent equity standards in work environments. GARE adapted the Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative staff survey to identify skills, organizational practices, and infrastructure needed to address health equity. This includes organizing a racial equity training (where both staff knowledge and needs are considered), creating safe and inclusive organization spaces, and developing a racial equity framework within MHD.

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Advancing Racial Equity, Improve Organizational Infrastructure

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