Partnership fixes up local houses! Patients receive new backpacks for school. Community advocacy group walks with the Mayor and more!
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Healthy Choices' community advocacy group, Latinos por la Salud, walks with the Mayor

An essential portion of the Healthy Choices Department (Obesity Prevention) is their community advocacy group, Latinos por la Salud (LPS). LPS is a driving local force, aiming to create and maintain a healthy community by expanding education, and advocating for access to healthy food and safe physical activity. As part of that mission, LPS organizes and runs a walking club during the summer months in an effort to encourage a more active community. Twice a week more than 20 individuals show up to get moving together. 

In August LPS's walking group hosted a very special guest, Mayor Tom Barrett. LPS and the Mayor walked together as part of his 100 Miles in 100 Days campaign. LPS was honored to join together with the Mayor in their missions for a healthier Milwaukee. 

A special thanks to Mayor Barrett!
Parenting Resource Center gives patients free backpacks thanks to Christ Child Society volunteers

Every year the Christ Child Society Milwaukee Chapter provides Sixteenth Street's Parenting Resource Center (PRC) with free backs to give to patients and families in need. Without these donations many of these children would go without backpacks or with less than adequate ones. Laura Vargas, PRC manager, says "I wish everyone could see the smiles on the kids faces when they come in. Each backpack is so special and unique."

Thank you to the Christ Child Society Milwaukee Chapter and to all of the volunteers that made the back-to-school experience for many patients a positive one to remember. 
Department of Environmental Health and The Associated Bank join together to fix up local houses 

The Associated Bank Small Repair Day consisted of a group of volunteers from The Associated Banks (mostly corporate staff) that originally wanted to take part in a 'block build' kind of project. However, they soon realized the immense amount of time and resources that a 'block build' would require. So they reached out to Housing Resources Inc. to see if there was a way they could still volunteer. The request eventually landed in our laps via the Healthy Neighborhood's Initiative. Moranda Medina, Community Engagement Specialist and Carmen Reinmund, Community Capacity Builder,  got in touch with residents and compiled a list of five homes on South 17th Street that needed minor repairs. An application was submitted and approved.

The volunteers came prepared with sweat bands, hammers nails, saws, paint and much more. They went as far as to make runs to Home Depot for additional materials to get as much done as possible. All leftover supplies were left with the residents for future use.

The Department of Environmental Health hopes to partner with The Associated Bank again next year and target another area of the neighbored. It was a great opportunity, a fantastic day and the residents couldn't be more grateful.

Thank you to The Associated Bank and all other players that helped make this project a reality!

Until next year!
Three AmeriCorps positions to continue through other funding sources

As announced previously Sixteenth Street will not have its in-house Community HealthCorps/AmeriCorps program as the federal funding of the program was discontinued. Although the program as it was has ended, Sixteenth Street will move forward with two members through the Wisconsin HealthCorps/AmeriCorps and one through Public Allies. These members will work in the Women's Wellness Department, Healthy Choices Department and continue to develop the Medical Legal Partnership program. 

We are excited to welcome these new members and the valuable roles they play into our Sixteenth Street family!
Sixteenth Street in the News

Obesity - bridging the gap of awareness between patients and providers

Dr. Francisco Enriquez, Sixteenth Street Pediatrician, sheds light on the current conversation around obesity and what providers should really be talking about with their patients

Obesity is a problem, we all know it. Nationally nearly 38% of adults are obese and the childhood obesity rates have stayed at around 17% for nearly a decade.  But the bigger problem is the conversation  swirling around it. If we know the serious problems that come with obesity - diabetes, hypertension, lower life expectancy, etc. - and we communicate this with our patients, why have we seen so little progress? What can we do better?

Before we can ask patients to make behavioral changes, we first have to help them to understand the obstacles they, and all of us, face...

Upcoming Events

Feed my New Born Baby Classes
English Class - 1st Tuesday of every month 1-2 p.m.

Spanish Class - 3rd Tuesday of every month 1-2 p.m.

WIC location
1337 S Cesar Chavez Dr
This class is great for moms at all stages!  We talk about and discuss a variety of topics such as: the benefits of breastfeeding, positioning, breast pumps, introduction to the breastfeeding peer counselor and more!

Kinnickinnic River Neighborhood Tour of Homes
Saturday October 1
9:30 am - 12 pm
Pulaski Pool Park Building
2701 S. 16th Street
Join us on a free guided bus tour of homes for sale in the KK River Neighborhood.

Participants will be able to tour the homes...

How to Feed My New Born Baby
Classes to help with the ins and outs of breastfeeding and more!

The class is great for moms at all stages! We talk about and discuss a variety of topics such as:
  • The benefits of breastfeeding
  • Positioning
  • Breast pumps
  • Introduction to the breastfeeding peer counselor (peer counselor is available for support, phone calls or questions of any sort at any time!)
  • Working and breastfeeding
Class times:
  • English Class - First Tuesday of every month from 1-2 p.m.
  • Spanish Class - Third Tuesday of every month from 1-2 p.m.

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1337 S Cesar Chavez Dr, Milwaukee WI 53204

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