Liz Claudio is UMOS Hispanic Woman of the Year 2016. KK River Neighborhood Tour of Homes impresses residents! Waukesha helps raise money for behavioral health awareness and more!
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Liz Claudio, RN, named UMOS Hispanic Woman of the Year 2016

Sixteenth Street's Liz Claudio, RN, Director of Clinical Operations, has been selected as this year's UMOS Hispanic Woman of the Year 2016. She will be honored at the Hispanic Awards Banquet in which they recognize outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through their professional accomplishments and/or community involvement.

Liz's work directly affects thousands of individuals in the Latino community. She has created an environment of excellence and warmth at Sixteenth Street, so everyone in our community not only has access to quality medical care, but has a place where they can feel at home. 

Joy Tapper, Executive Director of the Milwaukee Healthcare Partnership commented, "Liz is a bright, dedicated and compassionate advocate for patients and for the communities served by Sixteenth Street. She is a leader among her peers and an innovator in the implementation of processes and tools to improve access, care coordination and health outcomes."
Kinnickinnic River Neighborhood Tour of Homes shows off all the neighborhood has to offer

A rainy day didn't stop these interested home buyers! A large group of residents loaded the bus with our Environmental Health Department to tour homes
and  learn about all the great things happening in the Kinnickinnic (KK) River Neighborhood. Residents were impressed with the drastic changes made to the river and parks, and the strong community engagement around the improvements. Many were surprised by the high quality of homes being shown and left with a better impression and increased interest in what the neighborhood has to offer.  One resident commented, "the river project is a precious change."
Sixteenth Street - Waukesha helps bring awareness to behavioral health needs at NAMI walk 

Sixteenth Street - Waukesha staff participated in the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) walk to help raise money and bring awareness to behavioral health needs in the community. The money raised will go towards education and efforts to eliminate stereotypes that defer people from seeking treatment. Sixteenth Street employees not only participated in the walk, but they also staffed a table with information and fun activities.  It was a great opportunity to speak with many other organizations and residents, letting the community know of the ample behavioral health services offered at Sixteenth Street - Waukesha.
Sixteenth Street helps community members take control of their sexual health in honor of National Latino Aids Awareness Day

On Friday, Oct. 14, Sixteenth Street's HIV Department hosted a Sexual Health Awareness event in honor of National Latino Aids Awareness Day, which falls on Oct. 15. The event included a grill out, community education and free rapid confidential HIV, Hep C and syphilis testing.
According to Wisconsin Department of Health Services, in 2015, 62 percent of new HIV diagnoses were among racial minorities, despite minorities making up just 17 percent of Wisconsin's population. During 2011-2015, the HIV diagnosis rate for males was 13-fold higher among Blacks and six-fold higher among Hispanics. For females, the rate was 25-fold higher among Blacks and eight-fold higher among Hispanics.
"National Latino AIDS Awareness Day calls the community to join together to further awareness of HIV infection and stigma, encourage HIV testing and work to build a community empowered in its healthcare," said Jennifer Ward, manager of the
HIV department at Sixteenth Street.
Sixteenth Street in the News

WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio: Task Force Takes On Milwaukee's Lead Challenge 

**Authored by Francisco Enriquez, MD, Sixteenth Street Pediatrician
                              Early Breastfeeding Hacks
**Authored by Ann Ledbetter, CNM, Sixteenth Street Midwife

The flu is coming and like always - it is everywhere! Although there is no way to completely 
avoid exposure to the flu, there are things you and your family can 
do to greatly lower your chances and help prevent it from spreading in your own home.

First and foremost - get vaccinated!

The most important thing you can do is get yourself and your entire family vaccinated. The flu spreads and is very contagious, even before we have any symptoms. A flu vaccine protects against the most common strains of the flu circulating
this year. Did you know...
Upcoming Events

Tuesday October 25 
88.9 Radio Milwaukee

Thursday October 27
UWM School of Freshwater Sciences

Stop in anytime between 
4 - 6:30 PM
Come together with your neighbors to tell us how you envision this area being used.

Your feedback will shape the Harbor District as it continues to grow.
Feed my New Born Baby Classes
English Class - 1st Tuesday of every month 1-2 p.m.

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

WIC location
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!

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