HAN members Advocate Aurora Health, Ascension Wisconsin, and Froedtert Health and our Anchor Learning Network members the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University, along with Children’s Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, recently launched the Milwaukee Anchor Collaborative. The Eds & Meds anchors pledged to increase their hiring and spending in eight of the city’s disadvantaged neighborhoods. JobsWork MKE will serve as the “boots on the ground” for the collaborative, helping the anchors reach their goals.
“We know to close the inequities that exist, it’s critically important to have key partners who are aligned with our strategies and ready to collaborate to address the economic and social issues of race, equity, intolerance, systemic disparities,” said Cristy Garcia-Thomas, chief external affairs officer for Advocate Aurora Health. “This new collaborative is a special opportunity to truly drive economic change in Milwaukee alongside fellow health leaders.”