Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley announces strategies to achieve racial equity

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley says the county must invest in local programs to achieve racial equity. 

"We're at the top of a lot of the wrong list; most segregated city and one of the worst places to raise a Black child," he said.

Crowley outlined his plan Monday afternoon, Aug. 10. 

He says he is committed to making Milwaukee county the healthiest county in the state.

"Milwaukee County is ranked 71 out of 72 healthiest counties in the state," he said. "Several studies done in the last decade has shown that these differences in health outcomes are a direct result of social determinants, like income level and educational attainment."

Crowley announced three strategies to achieve racial equity. They are diverse hiring, addressing health disparities, and rethinking county spending. 

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