Marquette University hosts infant mortality forum in April

MILWAUKEE (WITI) – Marquette University College of Nursing, in partnership with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, will host its fifth annual Health Care Forum, “Infant Mortality in the Milwaukee Community,” Monday, April 7th.

The forum is planned for 7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union, located at 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.

The panel discussion on Milwaukee’s infant mortality rate, which is higher than many third-world countries, will feature local health care and public policy experts, and will be moderated by Mike Gousha.

The forum is free and open to the public. Registration is available online.

A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided.

Free parking is available in the 16th Street Parking Structure, located between Wisconsin Avenue and Wells Street.

Critical insight and analysis of Milwaukee’s high infant mortality rates will be provided by:

•        Kathlyn Albert, D.N.P., R.N., F.N.P.-B.C., C.N.M., A.P.N., service director, Marquette Neighborhood Health Center

•        Nicole Angresano, vice president – community impact, United Way of Greater Milwaukee

•        Bevan K. Baker, F.A.C.H.E., commissioner of health, City of Milwaukee

•        Mary C. Mazul, C.N.M., M.S.N., director of population health management, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

•        Crocker Stephenson, projects reporter, “Empty Cradles,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel