The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Office of Community Engagement (OCE) presents the fifth installment in the new Community Engagement Spotlight Series coming up on January 19th at 4:00pm CST. Register now and tune in to learn about the Milwaukee Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and Executive Director, Azure’De (DeDe) Williams, who works to increase diversity among health professionals and improve health outcomes.
DeDe Williams has more than 25 years of experience working in the non-profit sector identifying two areas she feels most impact quality of life – Health and Education. She uses her skills in program development, civic engagement and program evaluation to support efforts in addressing health disparities and achievement gaps.
In her role as the Executive Director for the Milwaukee Area Health Education Center, she has the responsibility for recruiting and mobilizing a diverse pipeline of healthcare professionals; identifying, cultivating and securing prospective sponsors and strategic alliances; partnering with advocacy groups to increase engagement within local health care clinics and systems; serving as liaison to governmental agencies focused on diversity and health disparities and managing the execution of Milwaukee AHEC training programs.
Thank you to Liz Bush with Wisconsin AHEC for sharing this event with us!
Learn more about CCHE and AHEC’s collaboration (with many others!) to advance Community Health Workers in Dane County via Milwaukee AHEC’s virtual CHW training program here.
The monthly Community Engagement Spotlight virtual series from MCW features community partners and the important work they are doing for and with the community. They highlight their goals, motivations and accomplishments and the ways they have partnered with people and programs at MCW. Audience members hear stories of resilience and inspiration from those who work on the ground – often silently – to make a positive impact on the health and lives of people in our community. In addition, each session includes time for audience members to engage directly with these amazing individuals.