Sixteenth Street celebrates 50 years of service! Save the date for the Latino Health Equity Summit and much more!
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It's our 50th Anniversary! Time to look back, celebrate and look forward!

2019 is a special year for Sixteenth Street as we celebrate 50 wonderful years of service to our community! Together we have built a strong history and the impact to come will be even greater. It is because of our wonderful staff, patients and partnerships that we have made it to this milestone! Join us on our social media journey of exploring #50years50reasons all year long, as we look at 50 reasons for you to join us in our mission and make a true impact in the life of many.  
Sixteenth Street | Latino Health Equity Summit | April 9, 2019
We are excited to announce the date and focus of this year's second annual Sixteenth Street Health Equity Summit. This year Sixteenth Street is working in close collaboration with the Milwaukee Latino Health Coalition to put together an insightful and impactful event focusing on Latino health equity. The Latino community with its rapidly growing population is,  in many ways, the future of Milwaukee and it's important we prepare now for the changing health needs of the city. Save the date and join some of the biggest names in healthcare and key city and business leaders as we ignite a conversation around Latino health equity and develop a roadmap through policy, community-based strategy and cross-sector collaboration for a healthier tomorrow. Registration coming soon!

Celebrating Dr. John Carroll's years of service

Congratulations to Dr. John Carroll who has officially retired from the practice of medicine and Sixteenth Street for the last time. Dr. Carroll has been a wonderful addition to our Sixteenth Street family, and his patients and colleagues will miss him greatly!  Dr. Carroll has worked at Sixteenth Street for over 18 years, having taken intermittent breaks to work in other parts of our country and Canada, but always returning. We are thankful for all his years of service and his true dedication to our mission, patients and community. Please join us in congratulating him and thanking him for the many years of service!  
Read what Dr. Carroll loves about Sixteenth Street HERE
Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Programming Awarded $15,000 Grant

The Charles C. Jacobus Family Foundation (CDJFF) recently awarded Sixteenth Street $15,000 towards our child and adolescent behavioral health programming. The grant will be used to fill various needs within our treatment group for teen girls, SEEDS (Self Esteem, Empathy, Empowerment, Discovery of Self) program and coordinated parent group, RAICES program, and also help costs across traditional behavioral health services for children and adolescents. This funding will allow us to continue providing critical mental health and supportive services to children and adolescents regardless of families' financial, insurance or language status. A big thank you to the Charles C. Jacobus Family Foundation for their generosity!

WIC | Open for Business

Recently there has been some misinformation about the WIC Program shared via other media outlets and social media. The important thing for WIC participants to know is that WIC clinics are open for their regularly scheduled hours and WIC transactions at grocery stores will be processed normally. WIC provides nutrition education, healthy supplemental foods, breastfeeding support and connections to other helpful resources during critical periods of growth and development for women, infants and children. Families should continue their participation in the WIC Program for their health and wellbeing, as WIC has been shown to improve children's diet and to decrease premature and low birthweight deliveries. Although the shutdown continues, and several programs have been affected, fortunately, the WIC Program has been able to continue to provide services as normal.

Whitnall Spanish Students Visit Stork's Nest | An Annual Tradition for 18 Years!
Just before the holidays, students from Whitnall School stopped by our Chavez location with donations for our Stork's Nest, Parenting Resource Center and Social Services Department - a tradition for the past 18 years! Students got to practice their Spanish by meeting some of our Spanish-speaking patients who shared their stories and traditions for the holidays. Some patients bring items that are important to their traditions or even food to let the students taste typical Christmas, New Year, or Three Kings Day delicacies. The students also sang Christmas Carols in Spanish to our patients. We are thankful for their generosity and hope to continue this tradition for years to come!  

My Sixteenth Street Story | Maria & Sergio
"Coming to the realization that you're making mistakes with your children can be hard. We ourselves thought we didn't need it at first, as I'm sure many parents do. But you can't think about it, or analyze what you do and don't do. Just go. Just go and give it a chance."
I heard about the  parenting classes  through the  Parenting Resource Center  at Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers a few times in the past. But I thought, I don't need classes to raise my children, I'm doing everything just fine. The last time Sarahi, Parent Educator, mentioned them to me, out of curiosity, I decided I would go to listen and see what they talked about. Plus, it would be a way for my husband and I to spend some time together and get out of the house. Little did we know, we were making a lot of mistakes and these classes would completely change our lives and most importantly, the lives of our family..."  CONTINUE READING

3 Small Diet Changes for Big Health Results   

You don't always need to make big changes to get big results. Sometimes making some key small changes can be just as powerful!

1. Soda, So Don't
There may not be a magic pill to help you to lose 15 pounds - but giving up soda is about as close as you can get to that magic pill. In most types of soda that we buy, there is about 150 calories for every 12 oz. can. If you're currently drinking one can of soda every day, just by NOT drinking that one can you will save ... CONTINUE READING

HIV Department Presents:The Shades of US: The Real Us

Friday, February 1 
5:30 - 9 PM

Casa Romero 
423 W. Bruce Street 
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Join our celebration in honor of Black History Month! There will be delicious food, a movie and the chance to meet our prevention team!

Questions? Call: 414-897-5645
Kinnickinnic River Neighbors in Action Present: Winter Event

Saturday, February 9
11:00 AM - 2 PM

Pulaski Park
2677 S. 16th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Come celebrate the KK River Neighborhood by making bird feeders, decorating valentines day cards, sipping on some hot cocoa, and meeting your neighbors! Bring a dish to share!

Free & Family Friendly! 

For more information call: 414-897-5596
Email Stephanie:
Cancer Support Group for Spanish Speaking Patients

Tuesday, February 12
10 AM - 12 PM

Sixteenth Street Clinic
1032 S. Cesar Chavez Drive
Second Floor, Conference Room A 

Sponsored by Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, please join us for a cancer support group for Spanish-speaking patients. 

You may bring someone for support

For more information:
Call Griselda Sanchez: 414-805-9990
Email Griselda:

Latino Healthy Equity Summit

Tuesday, April 9
8 AM - 4 PM

Italian Community Center
631 E. Chicago St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202


Latino Health Equity Summit
A Road Map to Milwaukee's Healthy Future

Registration: 8:00 AM

Program: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Networking Reception: 3:00 - 4:00 PM

*Light breakfast, lunch and beverages provided. Free drink ticket for reception also included.

For more information call: 414-897-5158



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