14,000 flu vaccines given, 2018 Celebrity Roast honoree announced and more!
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Sixteenth Street hosts Governor's Task Force on Opioid Abuse
Sixteenth Street proudly hosted the Governor's Task Force on Opioid Abuse in April. Chris Rasch, Director of Government and Community Relations, and Maria Perez, VP of Behavioral Health, had the opportunity to say a few words about our thoughts on and work in the substance abuse space, as well as answer questions posed by the Task Force.
Nearly 14,000 flu vaccines given across Sixteenth Street clinics

Sixteenth Street gave an astounding 13,600 flu vaccines to patients, staff and community members during the 2017-18 flu season - and Sixteenth Street clinical staff were vaccinated at a 99% rate! Vaccinating such large numbers help not only our patients, but the entire community, including our very young and elderly population, who may not have the same access. These numbers speak to the level of dedication and concern our hardworking Medical Assistants and clinical staff have for the community.
A note from Julie Schuller, President and CEO of Sixteenth Street, on the 2018 Health Equity Summit
I want to personally thank everyone who attended our 2018 Health Equity Summit. ZNA vs DNA: Zip Code and Children's Health - which was more than 500 people! Just by being in the room, you showed your commitment to facing hard truths and coming up with real solutions.

Our vision was to bring the community together and not only learn, but explore new ways of thinking and discuss collaborating in news spaces to create systemic improvement. Thanks to all of you, this vision was realized, and now it's time to roll up our sleeves and get to work. I'm very much looking forward to meeting with my fellow Southside CEOs in June to come up with an action plan for moving forward, that will involve all of you and most importantly, the residents of the communities we serve.

Remember, action doesn't come from thought or conversation. It comes from a readiness to take responsibility. And I think we're all ready.
Mary Lou Young to be honoree of 2018 Sixteenth Street Celebrity Roast
We are excited to announce that Mary Lou Young, CEO, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, as the honoree of the 2018 Sixteenth Street Celebrity Roast! The signature event will take place on November 28th at Discovery World's new space, "The Pavilion." More information coming soon!

Check out last year's event with Peter Feigin, President of the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Why Bike? It's good for your body, your family and your soul.

We all know biking is fun - but did you know it has a lot of other benefits? Not only do you get to have the wind in your hair and feel like a kid again, but it's great for your body, mind, pocketbook and more!

Family fun: 
Biking is a great way to be active and bond as a family. It can start with a memorable teachable moment, where you bond with your children while teaching them to ride a bike. Then continue for life. It's a skill they will keep with them forever.  It's also something you can do together no matter the ... CONTINUE READING.

Bike Day

Saturday, May 19th
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Kosciuszko Park | 2201 S. 7th Street
Bike Day is back!

Join Sixteenth Street for a one-of-a kind community health event for the whole family!

Bike parades, bike tune ups, Zumba, Salsa, kids games, healthy food, safe car seat education, WIC nutritionists and more! ALL FREE!

Don't miss the RAFFLES!

Visit all our healthy food, activity and education stations for a chance to win a FREE BIKE! We will also be giving away kids helmets and locks to keep you and your bike safe.

Call 414-897-5158 with any questions.

Bird Walks

Saturday, May 19th
8:00 am
Pulaski Park Pavillon

CHALE! Latinx Pride Week

Tuesday, June 5th
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Escuela Verde | 3628 W. Pierce St.

Dance Parti
Thursday, June 7th
8:00 - 11:00 pm
Cactus Club | 2496 S. Wentworth Ave

June 5th

June 7th
Growing Healthy Soils Workshops

Saturday, May 19th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Community Garden | Enter 1415-1417 w. Harrison ave
Contact Alejandra for more information:  414-897 5597,  ahernandez@sschc.org

Art Science Walk

Saturday, June 9th
10:30 am - 12 pm
Pulaski Park Pavilion

Saturday, June 16th
10:30 am - 12 pm
Pulaski Park Pavilion

Thursday, July 12th
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pulaski Park Pavilion
Artists will be asking for community input about public art to be installed between S. 13th and S. 16th Streets later this year. Come to learn, enjoy the outdoors and tell them what you think! Each walk begins at the Pulaski Park Pavilion 2677 S. 16th St. RSVP to Stephanie 414-897-5596 or smercado@sschc.org

KK River Neighbors in Action Workshops

Tuesday, June 26th
5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Pulaski Park | 2677 S. 16th St.

Thursday, June 28th
5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Jackson Park | 3734 W. Kinnickinnic River Parkway
Contact   Elizabeth for more information:
 414- 897-5622,  edeleon@sschc.org

KK River Neighbors in Action Summer Camp

Wednesday, June 27th
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pulaski Park 

Contact   Elizabeth for more information: 
414- 897-5622,  edeleon@sschc.org

KK River Neighbors in Action Walks

Second Wednesday of every month
7:30 PM
Pulaski Park Pavilion
Join us for a walk after our community meetings! Contact Stephanie for more information414-897-5596, smercado@sschc.org
KK River Neighbors in Action

Second Wednesday of every month
6:00 PM
Pulaski Park Pavilion
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!

Contact Stephanie for more information: 
414-897-5596 smercado@sschc.org

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