Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa, 2022 Community Benefits

Community Conversations Discuss Racism as a Public Health Crisis and Highlight Issues Impacting the Community

As part of the BUCKSFit Healthy Community Conversations series, the Froedtert & MCW health network and the Milwaukee Bucks hosted a virtual conversation for community members. During the conversation, two panels discussed the current social justice movement, the impact of racism on their lives, personal and organizational leadership, social determinants of health, financial and mental health and the impact of COVID-19. 

Eric Conley, president of Froedtert Hospital and executive vice president of Froedtert Health, held a series of Milwaukee County community conversations with diverse audiences in partnership with other Froedtert Health senior leaders. Executives met with leaders from the African American, Latinx, Hmong and LGBTQ+ communities, as well as leaders from the Wauwatosa community, to learn about health equity and other issues affecting each group. Eight conversations were held with a total of 180 participants.