HRSA Health Center Quality Leader Award, Family Program replicated in Madison and more!
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Healthy Choices Family Education Program successfully replicated in Madison 
The Healthy Choices Department has been providing obesity intervention and prevention programs to Sixteenth Street's patients and community for more than eight years. In an effort to affect more change and reach more families, the department created a comprehensive toolkit with which other organizations could implement the family education program in an effective, culturally competent manner - no matter the community or type of organization.

Madison's Centro Hispano has recently implemented Healthy Choices' family education program and has high hopes for the effect it will have on their community. "We are very thankful for your help and really looking forward to helping improve the health of our families," said The Wellness Team at Centro Hispano of Dane County.

Heads up! A new family education program session is starting! Call 414-897-5293 if interested - you do NOT have to be a Sixteenth Street patient to join!
Sixteenth Street named HRSA Health Center Quality Leader

Sixteenth Street was named a HRSA 2017 Health Center Quality Leader! Sixteenth Street was among the top 30% of all HRSA-supported health centers that achieved the best overall clinical outcomes, demonstrating high-quality across clinical operations.
Georgene Sommers, RD, CDE, discusses bilingualism and health care with New Berlin West High School students
Sixteenth Street's Georgene Sommers, RD, CDE, visited students at New Berlin West High School to have conversations around health care, community health centers, health equity and serving populations that experience barriers, such as language or lack of insurance. We relish the opportunity to talk with youth in the community and engage them around these important topics whenever possible.
Sixteenth Street celebrates AmeriCorps members
Sixteenth Street is lucky to have five stellar AmeriCorps members working in our Women's Wellness Department and Healthy Choices Department. Their time spent both working and volunteering have been immeasurable to our patients and community.

"Serving at Sixteenth Street is important because it provides an opportunity to serve an underrepresented population in the city of Milwaukee. Coming from an underrepresented population myself, I understand how vital it is for community members to come back and support each other. During my service, I have been fortunate to serve alongside those who selflessly give back to their community. My experience here at Sixteenth Street has been invaluable as I continue to learn more about family education, service and health equity," said Chenmua, AmeriCorps member in the Healthy Choices Department.
Calling all baby boomers! Get screened for hepatitis C!
If you were born between 1945 and 1965, Sixteenth Street would like to screen you for hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver that can be cured using new medications that are easy to take and have few side effects. If left untreated, hepatitis C can cause liver damage and lead to early death. Many people with hepatitis C have no symptoms and don't know they have it. Your provider will offer this test at your yearly physical but feel free to mention it any time you visit the clinic.

Who else should get tested for Hepatitis C?
  • Anyone who has injected drugs, even just once or many years ago
  • Anyone with certain medical conditions, such as chronic liver disease, HIV or AIDS
  • Anyone who has received donated blood or organs before 1992
  • Anyone with abnormal liver tests or liver disease
  • Health and safety workers who have been exposed to blood on the job through a needlestick or injury with a sharp object
  • Anyone on hemodialysis
  • Anyone born to a mother with Hepatitis C
Call 414-672-1353 to make an appointment today!

"I think sometimes people with Diabetes don't realize they can get up, get out and be just as active - live a full life. And you can. It doesn't end with Diabetes."

I've been seeing Dr. Broeren since before she started working here. I'm comfortable.  She's knows  me well. She actually reminds me of my daughter, because she's always checking on me. I followed her to Sixteenth Street and it has been a fantastic experience. Everybody is phenomenal. Attitude, personality, courteousness - exceptional.  Apart from Dr. Broeren, I also see ...
Making a Change for Your Heart
By  Guest Author: Caitlin Hoff, Health & Safety Investigator,

Our heart is the muscular pump that delivers blood and oxygen to the rest of our body. However, we don't always treat our heart with the respect and care that it deserves. A report from the  Centers for Disease Control & Prevention  shows that over 600,000 people die of heart disease per year in the United States, and it's the leading cause of adult deaths in America. What's more surprising is that heart disease... CONTINUE READING.
Why Care About Our Rivers?
By  Kelly Moore Brands, Environmental Project Coordinator

You're back in high school, sitting at your desk. The teacher is handing back tests, and you're dreading the moment she reaches you. You close your eyes tightly as you hear the papers plop onto your desk. Slowly, you open one eye, then the other. A big, red "F" comes into focus. There it is, right in front of you - you have failed the test. Shame keeps you from looking up at ... CONTINUE READING
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April 20th, 9:00 AM - Noon. Lake Express high speed ferry terminal. Help load and unload donated bikes for Sixteenth Street Bike Day

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


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, or call 414-287-0207.
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.

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!
WaterMarks Walk
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: 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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