Health Starts Within

The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Department of Family and Community Medicine are committed to equity and equality for all.  We have a commitment to inclusion and well-being for all people of MCW.  Our department has developed an anti-racism task force to assess current faculty, staff, and residents’ knowledge and attitudes about racism and departmental inclusion practices.

  • Identify gaps for anti-racism and inclusion initiatives. 
  • Implement an anti-racism education program to address needs. 
  • Establish a sustainable anti-racism and inclusion policy that responses to the needs identified. 

In addition, our residency program will expand on these topics during your community medicine rotation.  Which will include…

  • Social determinants of health
  • Racial history in Milwaukee
  • Health inequities and disparities

Our residents also participate in a workshop created by 2 of our faculty called Race Matters: Addressing racism as a Health Issue.  The goal of this workshop is to demonstrate how racism and inherent biases influence health and describe the role physicians have in addressing racism.