New drop box for unused meds at Parkway, Sixteenth Street awarded funds, importance on flu shot and much more!
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New drop box for unused meds at Parkway clinic location
We're excited to announce that our Parkway clinic houses a new drop box for unused medicine with the support of Aurora and The Fund for Lake Michigan. The drop box will be located right outside the Aurora pharmacy windows in the Parkway lobby. This is the first drop box in the state of Wisconsin to be embedded within a clinic setting, so we're excited to be the first that hopefully paves the way for other clinics.
Drop boxes make it easy and convenient for people to dispose of their unused prescription medicines, preventing those medicines from getting into the wrong hands. It also keeps unused meds out of Lake Michigan and out of our drinking water. We are happy to be working with Take Back My Meds and Aurora to help make this happen and continue to fight the opioid crisis in every way that we can.
Sixteenth Street awarded HRSA funding to address opioid crisis

Sixteenth Street received $285,500 in funding to address the opioid crisis through the Health and Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) 2018 Expanding Access to Quality Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services (SUDE-MD) Award. This important funding will increase Sixteenth Street's capacity to screen and serve more individuals struggling with substance abuse, connecting them to our integrated Medication Assisted Treatment and Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) programming. In our unique primary care setting, medical, behavioral health and AODA providers are able to collaborate seamlessly to provide individualized full-circle care.

Ann Ledbetter: Midwifery & Women's Health
Sixteenth Street's Ann Ledbetter, CNM, was published in the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health! Her article titled, Has the Time Come to Discontinue Routine Pelvic Examination?, can be read here. Congratulations Ann!
Fight the flu | Get your flu shot today
Every year, influenza kills more than 12,000 people. Every flu season is unpredictable and therefore can affect people gravely if not vaccinated. Receiving the flu vaccine early in the year is your best form of protection.
Getting vaccinated not only protects yourself but it helps protect people around you. Pregnant women and babies as young as six months can be protected with the vaccine. Babies, young children, older adults and people with certain chronic health conditions are at very high risk for severe flu illnesses. Vaccination has been shown to have many benefits including reducing the risk of flu illnesses, hospitalizations and even the risk of flu-related death in children.
Do not wait to get your vaccine! Protect yourself and your loved ones before it's too late! Get your vaccine at your next appointment or come in during our walk-in flu hours. No need to call- just walk in!
Chavez: Wednesday & Thursday 5:30-7:00 PM Saturday 8:30-11:30 AM
Parkway: Wednesday & Thursday 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Waukesha: Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
My Sixteenth Street Story | Miguel
"Learn how Miguel and his family were able to change their way of life for the better."
 
When I came to Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers my life was very different. I had diabetes. I lost my eyesight. And I had gotten to a weight I knew wasn't healthy. My day to day made it easy for me to be unhealthy - to just eat tacos, or large tortas - street food. I decided then I was going to take hold of any opportunity that presented itself to be healthier. So, when my doctor told me about Healthy Choices, and I knew I had to try. I was willing to do anything... CONTINUE READING

IN THE NEWS
Breast Cancer Awareness | Why a mammogram screening is so important
 

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In our life, we are bound to meet or know someone who has been affected by cancer. 1 in 8 women in the United States will get breast cancer in their lifetime. Surprisingly, only 65% of women older than 40 reports having a mammogram, a test to screen for breast cancer, within the last two years. When was the last time your loved one or you yourself received a mammogram screening? We all need to start to talk about who is at risk for beast cancer and why it's important to make sure we all get our screening. By being open and learning more about it, we are taking a big step towards breast cancer prevention... CONTINUE READING
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Zumba Tuesdays
Every Tuesday, September 18 to October 23rd.
5:30-6:30 PM
 
Chavez Clinic: Second Floor Conference Room
Come and move with us every Tuesday! Space is limited!

Contact Chris for more information 414-897-5158, or register online at: http://sschc.org/events/313/zumba/
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, stephanie.mercado@sschc.org
What's HIV Gotta Do With It?
 
October 29th

6:30PM | MOLN 105
University of Wisconsin Parkside

Join Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. and Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers for an HIV Education Workshop and Testing event!
Health Insurance Enrollment Event
Saturday November 10th, December 1st, and December 8th

10:00-2:00pm
Chavez Clinic
Need Health Insurance? Get free, local enrollment help at our Chavez clinic location.

Contact Danielle for more information: 
414-897-5178, danielle.pursley@sschc.org

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