Save the date for our 2017 Celebrity Roast, home visits for newborns and more!
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Save the date for our 2017 Celebrity Roast with Peter Feigin, President of the Milwaukee Bucks! 


The signature fundraise r will take place on Thursday, October 5 from 5:30-8:00 pm at Downtown Kitchen.

"We are proud to be honoring Peter and the entire Milwaukee Bucks organization because of their active engagement in the community and, like Sixteenth Street, their dedication to improving outcomes for Milwaukee's underserved," said Dr. Julie Schuller, President and CEO of Sixteenth Street. "Roasting Peter will be a wonderful celebration of his community-driven leadership and our shared commitment to improving the environment where our patients live, work and play."

As an honoree, Mr. Feigin joins a timeless list of our community's most elite corporate, civic, sport and philanthropic leaders.

"I'm honored to be recognized by such a vital and dedicated local organization as Sixteenth Street," Peter Feigin said. "One of the key focus areas for the Milwaukee Bucks Foundation is youth health and wellness and we are proud to share in Sixteenth Street's mission of making a positive difference for our city. I am thrilled to be part of the 2017 Roast and look forward to a great evening."

Funds raised at this year's Roast will support and enhance Sixteenth Street's ability to provide the right care, at the right place at the right time for those most in need.
Women's Wellness Department connecting pregnant women and families to support 

In the last year, Sixteenth Street's Women's Wellness Department has done nearly  700 OB patient intakes and enrolled more than  210 families in the  . Each and every one of these patients received the department's help and support with everything from prenatal classes and breastfeeding support, to getting connected to outside services in the community. Each new mom receives a home visit after birth and every family that participates in CCC receives care coordination until the child is age 7. This personalized care and education outside of the exam room allows our new moms and pediatric families to be the best they can be, no matter where they are.
Department of Environmental Health's work featured as promising model for the nation
 

A new US Water Alliance report,  An Equitable Water Future , explores the impacts of water management on disadvantaged communities, and the opportunities to build more equitable water systems. This is the most comprehensive briefing paper to date on the interconnections between water management and equity. The report identifies the ways in which water issues like affordability and aging infrastructure disproportionately impact vulnerable communities, and highlights the potential to leverage water systems to bring about greater opportunity for all. As part of over 100 examples and in-depth case studies, the report spotlights Sixteenth Street's Department of Environmental Health's work as a case of promising work being done around the country to ensure that all people have access to safe, clean water; benefit from water infrastructure investments; and are resilient in the face of a changing climate.
 
An Equitable Water Future provides a framework for all stakeholders to understand their role in making our water systems more inclusive. We hope that you will share the report with your networks! The full paper is available online here.
Testing Tuesdays - take control of your status

You can find Sixteenth Street HIV Department  Testing Tuesday   events all around the city, offering free rapid, confidential HIV, HEP C and Syphilis testing. They also provide prevention 101, safe sex kits and PreP information.

Testing Tuesdays are one of the many testing and prevention efforts led by our HIV Department. Testing, education and prevention activities and services take place both in and out of the clinic space. In the last year, the HIV Department has  tested more than 680 individuals off-site in a social or community based setting . If an individual tests positive, they are then able to seamlessly engage into medical care with a nurse case manager and one of our Sixteenth Street doctors who specializes in HIV care. 

A focus on me.

"I am the care taker of my family in all senses of the word. I take care of my father, who has Alzheimer's, and my son, who struggles with other things. I also am financially responsible. It's very difficult and I feel that weight on my shoulders consistently. It's a never-ending stress and constant attention. I also have asthma and diabetes. I'm only 31 -  but I've already had serious complications.

In the last year, they've come in waves, high cholesterol, hypertension, leg pain, tiredness and chest pains. I began care at Sixteenth Street when all these issues started to surface. Dr. Pyne is my doctor. She is tremendous. You can feel how much she cares about me - how much she cares about all of her patients..."
IN THE NEWS




Milwaukee Magazine: 6 of the Most Fit Milwaukeeans

We all know that Wisconsin summers mean lots of
 activity and fun outside. We want to spend as much time as possible in the heat and sun while keeping up our healthy exercise routines. But we have to be careful. It is very important to enjoy the heat and not let it get in the way of your healthy activities and exercise, but we have to do it in a safe way, so as to not put ourselves and our family in danger. When we don't protect ourselves in the sun and heat, we risk heat exhaustion and for some, even heat stroke.
 
Drink water - not sports drinks
 
Water, water, water! Make sure you stay hydrated by drinking enough water... 
FEATURED EMPLOYMENT AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Mini Block Build Milwaukee, Saturday, August 19th (NEW DATE!)
    • Deadline to register is Friday, August 4
    • Help homeowners make repairs and improvements to their houses and make a positive impact on the neighborhood
    • To learn more contact Kate Jaeger at 414-897-5184 or visit https://goo.gl/45UWsB
  • Special Project! Sort a Clothing Donation - Friday, July 28th, 9:30 AM (2-3 hours)
    • United Way/BonTon donated several boxes of clothing to our partner, Lincoln Avenue Elementary, and we need to sort and store the items
    • Contact Kate Jaeger at kate.jaeger@sschc.org or 414-897-5184
UPCOMING EVENTS
Testing Tuesday

Tuesday, July 25th
Harbor Room
117 E Greenfield
7:00 - 10:00 PM
Free rapid confidential HIV, HEP C and Syphilis testing.
Prevention 101
Safe Sex Kits 
PEP and PrEP information

KKR NIA Summer 2017 Family Picnic

Saturday, July 29th
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Pulaski Park Pavilion
2677 S 16th Street
For the whole family!

Entertainment, FREE food, raffle prizes, meet your neighbors and more!

Growing Healthy Soil Workshops

Wednesday, July 26
Wednesday, August 9th

Click here for specific times and locations.
Lead poisoning is a serious problem in cities. Children and adults are at risk by breathing or eating lead in soil. Since many people grow food in their yards and gardens, it's important to understand the risk for lead in your soil. 

Attend our workshops to learn how to test and improve your soil to make sure it is safer for gardening. The tests are FREE, and you will also learn about composting and safe gardening practices.

Kinnickinnic River Workshops

All workshops are 6:00 - 8:00 PM
at Pulaski Park.

August 10: Canoe Trip

To attend RSVP to Elizabeth 
414-897-5622

 

 

The river and neighborhood are changing. Come learn about these changes and new ways to enjoy our new river.

 

These are FREE family-friendly events. Activities for children will be offered. 

 

 

KK River Neighbors in Action

Second Wednesday of every month
6:00 PM
Pulaski Park Pool
The KK River Neighbors in Action (NIA) meet monthly with members of the community, local elected officials and other influential partners to discuss and vote on issues they deem important to the neighborhood and take action!
Walking Club
Organized by Latinos por la Salud

Burnham Park (meet at the corner of 35th and Burnham)
Starting June 2nd, 2017
Every Tuesday
6:00 - 7:00 PM

Contact Delia at 414-897-5293

Do you want to stay active and get in shape this summer?

Join us for our community walking club!

We walk for 30 minutes then we do salsa, zumba, aerobics, nia or yoga!

It's a great way to connect with neighbors, have fun and most of all - stay active!

Adult Nutrition and Cooking Classes

Starting June 12th, 2017
3:30 - 5:00 PM
Chavez Location

Contact Delia at 414-897-5293
  • Learn how to chose healthier foods at home, in the grocery story or eating out
  • Learn how to develop healthy habits for you and your children
  • Learn how to prepare healthy, affordable and delicious meals

What else do you want to hear about? Send us an email and let us know!
Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers | 414-672-1353 | www.sschc.org
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