Lincoln Avenue Elementary is composting, WIC facts for National Nutrition Month and more!
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Dr. Julie Schuller sits on Wisconsin Health News Community Health Center CEO Roundtable 
Dr. Julie Schuller, President and CEO of Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers, joined other Milwaukee CEOs as part of Wisconsin Health News' Community Health Center CEO Roundtable. They tackled important local health issues, discussing the role of our community health centers and providing insight into both challenges and future plans of Milwaukee health centers.

An important piece of who we are as community health centers was articulated by Dr. Julie Schuller, "Health centers were founded as part of the war on poverty movement and we hold that mission very close to our hearts and is at the center."
WIC Facts for National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month and Sixteenth Street is celebrating by spreading the word about our WIC Nutritionists and the many services they offer that you may not know about! For example, did you know that WIC checks the weight of infants, children and pregnant women to make sure they are gaining the proper amount of weight? Or that WIC Nutritionists provide ideas for families on how to make mealtimes healthy and enjoyable?
Check out more WIC facts all week long on Sixteenth Street's social media and make sure you aren't missing out on anything that could help keep you and your family healthy!
Lincoln Avenue School launches composting and recycling program
With the help of the Compost Crusader, Lincoln Avenue Elementary has started their very own Composting and Recycling Program! Research shows that a school with over 500 kids easily throws away more than 6,000 pounds of garbage a year. Lincoln Ave Elementary wanted to change that!

Composting and recycling in the cafeteria helps reduce the amount of waste thrown away every day during lunch. Lincoln's Green Team Members, made up of rock star 4th and 5th graders, help educate Lincoln's 2nd through 5th grade students on how to responsibly separate their lunchtime garbage for a cleaner environment. After a week of composting, they have already reduced the lunchroom waste from 5 bags daily to half a bag daily! This, in turn, means less trash in the landfills and less pollution in the air, water and soil. Lincoln Avenue is proud to be a part of the Wisconsin Green and Healthy Schools Program that encourages schools to create safe learning environments and prepare students to understand, analyze and address the major environmental and sustainability challenges now and in the future. Go Green!

Lincoln Avenue School is part of the Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership. Sixteenth Street's Amy Narr is the Community Schools Coordinator on-site helping make sure all these ideas become a reality.
Maria Perez, PhD, VP of Behavioral Health, appointed Vice Chair of the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board
Sixteenth Street's Maria Perez, PhD, VP of Behavioral Health, was recently appointed Vice Chair of the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board. Maria has been at Sixteenth Street for over 20 years and an active member of the board since it's inception in 2014.

"I'm honored to be chosen for this role and to be part of such a prestigious group of people," said Maria, "I'm confident in the good work we can do for the city and its residents together."

The Milwaukee County Mental Health Board meets monthly and invites all residents to attend, reach out, ask questions or offer comments regarding their work.

"There is a bond that can form between a provider when he or she sees a woman throughout a pregnancy, delivery and the postpartum period. Both the provider and the patient feel it."

I saw a 2-month old baby, Rafael, with his mother, Raquel, in October.This was her first baby, and I started asking Raquel about herself and her baby because, I explained, I had not seen them previously. She corrected me, saying that yes, I actually had seen her before. Raquel told me that she had been talking with her mother. Her mother once lived in Milwaukee but had since moved back to her native Jalisco. Raquel's mother had also been a patient at Sixteenth Street. She remembered the physicians and asked Raquel who she would be seeing. When Raquel told her that it would be me, Dr. Carroll, her mother was delighted. Her mother told her that I had been at Raquel's own birth in...

W ant your Children to Eat Healhy? Try these tips!
By Kristen Silverman, RDN

Take your children grocery shopping. I know this sounds like a disaster, but with a little pre-planning and some basic ground rules. It will not just work out, you can turn it into a huge success.
Start by planning your meals (I use the  USDA My Plate as a guide). Get your kids involved at this step. Ask them what they would like to eat for dinner (breakfast, lunch, and snacks too). When kids feel like a part of the meal planning decision making, they are more likely to ... CONTINUE READING.
3 Small Diet Change for Big Health Results
By  Kimberly Gebert, RD, CLS

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
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Kinnickinnic River & Neighborhood Cleanup - April 21st
Bike Day: Community Health in Motion - May 19th

If interested in volunteer opportunities listed above, email Kate Jaeger at



2018 Health Equity Summit:
ZNA vs. DNA. Zip Code and Children's Health.

April 26th
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Italian Community Center
631 E. Chicago St, Milwaukee

Agenda to include panels, discussions and presentations from the biggest names in healthcare and key city and business leaders followed by planning and work on a tangible execution of action plans.

Lead-Safe Home Workshops

Lead-Safe Home Workshops

March 21
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Wisconsin Black Historical Society
2620 W. Center Street, Milwaukee

Lead-Safe Renovation Workshop
April 4
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Journey House
2110 W. Scott Street, Milwaukee

Create a lead-safe home.
  • Learn how to identify and address lead in paint, water and soil
  • FREE water filters and lead tests for eligible families
  • Education about the impact of lead from a Sixteenth Street health professional

Learn lead-safe practices while renovating your property.
  • Learn how to identify lead in the home
  • Learn safe renovation practices
  • Interim control demonstrations
  • Demonstrations and time for questions

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.

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!
Homeownership Fair

Saturday, March 24
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Journey House
2110 W. Scott St.
Get all your questions answered!

Open the Door to Homeownership!
  • Visit and talk with lenders, neighborhood organizations, homeownership specialists, home rehab specialists and Realtors
  • Home Rehab Workshop 9:30 AM (In English and Español)
  • Neighborhood Home Tours depart at:
    • 10:30 AM - Clarke Square
    • 12:00 PM - KK River Neighborhood
  • Several loans and grants available for home rehab or home purchase
  • $20,000 fully forgivable rehab loans with purchase of City-owned homes
Spring River Cleanup
Kinnickinnic River

April 21, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pulaski Park Pavilion
2701 S. 16th Street
Volunteers meet in front of the pavilion right in the middle of the park (2701 S. 16th St). Volunteers will see the cleanup banner on Cleveland Ave and the staging area with food, supplies and restrooms near the pavilion in the park. (S. 16th and Cleveland Ave.)

Milwaukee Riverkeeper provides the bags, gloves, and FREE T-SHIRTS, and YOU provide the hands and energy to pick up trash, litter, and the interesting or bizarre pieces of garbage that find their way into our beautiful river system. Grab a garbage bag, and let's clean some river!

For more information please email, or call 414-287-0207.

WaterMarks Walk
March 28th, 2018
3:30 - 5:00 PM

April 22, 2018
1:30 - 3:30 PM

WaterMarks Workshop
May 8, 2018
4:00 - 6:00 PM

WaterMarks: An Atlas of Water and the City of Milwaukee

WaterMarks is a public art project that invites artists, scientists, students, and community members to explore together our connections to the land, the lake, and the rivers. Join us this spring for a series of walks around the Walker Square neighborhood, discussing interesting places that relate to our use of water.
WaterMarks Walk: March 28, 3:30-5pm
Led by artist Melanie Ariens and Dr. Carmen Aguilar,
Associate Scientist at UWM-School of Freshwater

WaterMarks Walk: April 22, 1:30-3pm
Led by artist Colin Matthes and Paige Peters,
environmental engineer and founder of Rapid Radicals Technology

WaterMarks Workshop: May 8, 4-6pm
Discuss the places we visited and brainstorm ways
that we can work together to take better care of our
shared environment. Discuss the first WaterMarks
marker, which will be at the new UCC Acosta Middle

All ages welcome. Spanish interpretation available.
All programs depart from UCC Acosta, 615 W.
Washington Street.

What else do you want to hear about? Send us an email and let us know!
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