Increased screening rates, awards and clean water!
Monthly E-Newsletter
The inside scoop on all Sixteenth Street news and events!
Population health team influential in increasing mammogram and colorectal cancer screenings

In early 2016, Sixteenth Street added a population health team to help improve screening measures and quality projects that directly affect patient care. The team monitors patients identified as candidates for routine testing, such as colorectal cancer screenings, mammograms or vaccinations, and then focuses on education, patient care and breaking down barriers to help patients achieve follow-up testing. They perform a wide range of duties from targeting patients and doing follow-up calls, to reminding providers and reengaging patients that are missing care. Since the team has starting working in 2016,  colorectal cancer screening rates have increased by 16%  and mammogram screening by 10%
Gabriela Caballero-Moersfelder, MS, LPC named NAMI Mental Health Professional of the Year

Sixteenth Street - Waukesha's Gabriela Caballero-Moersfelder was
recognized as the Mental Health Professional of the Year by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health) at their annual awards dinner, March 7. She was given the award for, "going above and beyond the call of duty to help the individuals whose care she is involved with."
Gabriela is extremely humbled and our Sixteenth Street family couldn't be more proud! Congratulations to Gabriela!
Residential Green Infrastructure Project making waves on the south side 

In the last ten years, there has been more rain and stronger storms - which can cause flooding, safety risks and water in basements. Sixteenth Street's Environmental Health Department's residential green infrastructure project engages residents in three south side communities, Pulaski Park, Silver City and Burnham Park. It is a collaboration between project partners, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Sixteenth Street and Layton Boulevard West Neighbors. It is funded by the Fund for Lake Michigan and Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The goal of the project is to capture over 191,000 gallons of water overall by putting the rain water into green infrastructure systems (like rain gardens or rain barrels) on resident's property that will soak it up and reduce the risk of it going into the sewer. This system can improve the way a resident's yard looks and will help keep our rivers clean. This is important because we get all of the water we use and drink from our rivers and Lake Michigan.

Did You a light rainfall, 1500 gallons of water falls just on your roof. That's as much as 85 showers or 37 loads of laundry!
Get Fit February Champions take their crowns and their prizes

Sixteenth Street challenged our patients,
staff and community to a #GetFitFebruary fitness challenge to get rid of those winter blues and get moving! By staying active with Sixteenth Street and posting a photo each week of your exercise/activity, you were put in the running to be a Get Fit February Champion. Our three champions, Luzalma, Sonia and Carmen went above and beyond by exercising and posting almost every day!
They are an example of true determination and we thank them for dedicating the time not only to their own health, but to inspiring the community to follow in their healthy footsteps. Congratulations!

Care from a distance that feels at home

"I moved to Palmyra from Illinois and found Dr. Bhat at Sixteenth Street - Waukesha when I was searching for a doctor. There's not much around my area so it was hard to find a clinic, even Sixteenth Street - Waukesha is 35 minutes from my house. I began seeing Dr. Bhat and loved her. She is so helpful and always has information for me about different questions I have. After going to her for quite some time, I talked to her about wanting to see someone for mental health and managing my medication. She gave me a referral (this was before Ricardo was at Sixteenth Street), but I didn't use it. It was even further away and I just decided to wait. It was hard. I needed someone, but I just couldn't make the distances work. Then when I called one day for an appointment, they let me know that Ricardo Broach PMHNP-BC, APNP, was now with Sixteenth Street - Waukesha and open to new patients. The next time I was at the clinic I walked over to the other side (not the medical side) to ask questions about counseling and medication. Dr. Bhat suggested I see Ricardo to get my medication under control.

Ricardo has been fantastic..." 
Sixteenth Street in the News

WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio   Segregation's Impact on Metro Milwaukee's Health

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service:  How to get your daily dose of vegetables *Sixteenth Street authored  

Urban Milwaukee: New Era for Pulaski Park

*Sixteenth Street authored


Scientific studies have shown that when we eat together as families, we lower the risk of being overweight, we limit junk food and we eat healthier.

Family meals are a very valuable time; it's when the family comes together. We tell each other how our day went, we joke, we talk about series issues and at the same time we eat together. It doesn't have to be every day or every week. When it happens, it will be special. It means we are family. It is more than food. It is more than eating.

Here are ten ideas and tips to make your next family dinner a success:

Get rid of distractions. Turn off the TV. Don't allow cell phones or tablets at the table (this includes you too parents!)...

Upcoming Events

22nd Annual Spring 
River Cleanup

Saturday, April 22
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Celebrate the success of the cleanup with music, food and more at Estabrook Park, Picnic Area #8 from 12:00 - 2:00 PM, in partnership with Rock the Green
Volunteer with Milwaukee Riverkeeper and Sixteenth Street to clean the Kinnickinnic River at Pulaski Park!

Garbage bags and gloves provided. 

Bring a water bottle!

Rain or shine - Open to all ages!

Contact Elizabeth to sign up!

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

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

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!

KK River Neighbors in Action Monthly Meeting
2nd Wednesday of the Month
6:00 PM
Pulaski Park Pool

With you, we do more!

What else do you want to hear about? Send us an email and let us know!
Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers | 414-672-1353 |