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Evers joins Outreach Community Health Centers to celebrate 35 years of service

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Governor Tony Evers stopped in downtown Milwaukee Wednesday, Jan. 29 to help a local health center celebrate 35 years in the community.

The governor joined officials from Outreach Community Health Centers for a breakfast at Saint Kate Arts Hotel. 

Outreach provides healthcare service to underserved populations in the Milwaukee area.

Gov. Evers applauded the services provided by Outreach. He says his administration has made significant investments in healthcare, and touched on a range of topics from lead abatement to prescription drug.

He also touched on a newly-created task force to look at the state's nursing shortage.

"State employees that are CNAs serve our most fragile human beings that we have, and we compete with McDonalds for those workers," said Evers. 

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett also spoke at the celebration. 

Outreach Community Health Centers served more than 8,500 people last year. Nearly 1/3 of their clients are homeless.


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