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.
SJR23,1,1 1Relating to: declaring April to be Health and Wellness Month.
SJR23,1,42 Whereas, April is Health and Wellness Month within the Milwaukee Public
3Schools, where health education and physical activity are an important part of the
4curriculum; and
SJR23,1,75 Whereas, the schools also encourage collaboration with farms and local food
6producers so children learn where their food comes from, have access to fresh food,
7and support local growers; and
SJR23,1,98 Whereas, access to healthy food resources can be affected by socioeconomic
9status; and
SJR23,1,1210 Whereas, heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes are leading causes of death
11for African Americans in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease
12Control and Prevention; and
SJR23,1,1513 Whereas, the CDC has reported on health disparities for African Americans in
14premature death from stroke and coronary heart disease, infant mortality, diabetes
15prevalence, and obesity prevalence; and
1Whereas, health disparities by socioeconomic status exist and persist in the
2City of Milwaukee; and
SJR23,2,43 Whereas, innovative and collaborative efforts with communities can be used to
4promote health and wellness across the state; now, therefore, be it
SJR23,2,6 5Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That April is declared
6Health and Wellness Month in Wisconsin.
SJR23,2,77 (End)