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Our Vision

By Achieving Racial Equity, Milwaukee Will Be the Healthiest County in Wisconsin

Our Vision

In Milwaukee County, we are taking an all-hands approach to realizing our vision that by achieving racial equity, Milwaukee is the healthiest county in Wisconsin. Together we will dismantle institutional racism in our organization and build up policies, practices and a culture that ensures race no longer predicts health outcomes, and outcomes for everyone improve.

In 2019, Milwaukee became the first jurisdiction in the nation to declare racism a public health crisis. Learn more about why we believe racial equity is connected to the power to make change in our Health & Equity Framework.

Milwaukee County Goals

Create Intentional Inclusion

1A: Reflect the full diversity of the County at every level of County government.

1B: Create and nurture an inclusive culture across the County.

1C: Increase the number of County contracts awarded to minority and women-owned businesses.

Bridge the Gap

2A: Determine what, where and how we deliver services based on the resolution of health disparities.

2B: Break down silos across County government to maximize access to and quality of services offered.

2C: Apply a racial equity lens to all decisions.

Invest in Equity

3A: Invest “upstream” to address root causes of health disparities.

3B: Enhance the County’s fiscal health and sustainability.

3C: Dismantle barriers to diverse and inclusive communities.

Our Progress

Since declaring racism a public health crisis in 2019, Milwaukee County has continued to be a leader in centering racial equity to improve the health of our community.

We've made big strides in public health, using zip codes to prioritize COVID-19 vaccinations for underserved communities. Our Housing First approach has reduced the unsheltered population by 90% since 2016. We’re also investing in new infrastructure like the Mental Health Emergency Center and a 9-mile regional Bus Rapid Transit line to support our communities.

We believe in being transparent about our progress. That’s why we created the strategy dashboard. This tool helps us stay accountable by showing the important metrics we’re working to improve for everyone in Milwaukee County.

Track Our Progress on the Strategy Dashboard



Milwaukee County Courthouse
901 N. 9th St., Room 308
Milwaukee, WI 53233


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