2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
March 29, 2017 - Introduced by Senators L. Taylor, Wirch, Bewley, Ringhand and
Risser, cosponsored by Representatives C. Taylor, Sinicki, Milroy, Pope,
Berceau, Bowen, E. Brooks, Subeck, Anderson, Kolste, Petryk and Zepnick.
Referred to Committee on Senate Organization.
1Relating to: declaring April to be Health and Wellness Month.
Whereas, April is Health and Wellness Month within the Milwaukee Public 3
Schools, where health education and physical activity are an important part of the 4
Whereas, the schools also encourage collaboration with farms and local food 6
producers so children learn where their food comes from, have access to fresh food, 7
and support local growers; and
Whereas, access to healthy food resources can be affected by socioeconomic 9
Whereas, heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes are leading causes of death 11
for African Americans in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease 12
Control and Prevention; and
Whereas, the CDC has reported on health disparities for African Americans in 14
premature death from stroke and coronary heart disease, infant mortality, diabetes 15
prevalence, and obesity prevalence; and
Whereas, health disparities by socioeconomic status exist and persist in the 2
City of Milwaukee; and
Whereas, innovative and collaborative efforts with communities can be used to 4
promote health and wellness across the state; now, therefore, be it
5Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That
April is declared 6
Health and Wellness Month in Wisconsin.