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662 babies delivered by Sixteenth Street in 2016

Eight Sixteenth Street Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) and Family Medicine Physicians collaborated with Columbia St. Mary's Milwaukee Hospital to facilitate the birth of over 660 babies in 2016. Sixteenth Street CNMs provide high quality care for women and their families before, during and after childbirth - the numbers speak for themselves. Within the 660 births, only 15% of the deliveries were done by Cesarean, a rate that is 17% less than the national average (32.2%)
Advocacy Day visit to Madison a success

Sixteenth Street staff joined the Wisconsin Primary Healthcare Association (WPHCA) and other community health centers around the state for Advocacy Day in Madison this past week. They sat down with legislators such as Representative Neylon, Representative Sanfelippo and Senator Kapenga to discuss the importance and impact community health centers have in both our state and unique Sixteenth Street community.
Gwen Moore offers tribute to Ellyn McKenzie in the Congressional Record for her years of service

After 20 plus years of service at Sixteenth Street, Ellyn McKenzie, previous VP of Government Relations, was offered a tribute in the Congressional Record by Congresswoman Gwen Moore upon retirement. Ellyn was recognized for her years of leadership, innovation and impact in the community. The tribute also touches on her early work as a grant writer, project director and efforts to support environmental justice activities in the community.
"I am proud to honor Ellyn McKenzie and I am proud to call her a friend. The citizens of the Fourth Congressional District and the State of Wisconsin are privileged to have someone of her ability and  dedicated service working on their behalf for so many years. I am honored for these reasons to pay tribute to Ellyn McKenzie." - Congresswoman Gwen Moore

I have been a patient with Dr. Cabral at Sixteenth Street for many years. Last February everything changed when she told me I had diabetes. Even though Dr. Cabral told me I was pre-diabetic at an earlier appointment, it still came as a shock. I felt devastated. I was sad and scared and didn't know what I was going to do. I have a lot of friends and family with diabetes, some of my family has passed and some of my friends were given pills and sent home. Then Dr. Cabral told me, "don't worry - here we do everything we can to help you, we work really well with people with diabetes here." After hearing that, I felt ok. I felt reassured.

She then sent me right from there directly to see Alba, a diabetes education specialist. Alba explained everything to me. She told me what was happening with my body, how to use the machine to test my blood sugar and how my diet would have to change. Alba said I had to lose 10 pounds. I couldn't believe it, it seemed impossible. Alba also told me that I would meet with a nutritionist, Georgene, and she would make sure I knew exactly how to change my diet... 

Sixteenth Street in the News

MetroParent Magazine Winter safety tips for you and your baby


The gym isn't for everyone. Some of us can't - or don't want - to spend money on a membership. Some of us don't like being inside. And sometimes it's just too darn intimidating. That's ok. A gym membership is not a requirement for a healthy lifestyle. There are plenty of fun ways you can stay fit no matter where you are.

YouTube© can be your class instructor
If you like yoga, barre, Pilates, Zumba or any similar classes, but want to do them in comfort of your own home, or even take advantage while your baby is napping - YouTube has a number of free resources that you can use. Prop up your phone or computer on a table, or connect either to your TV for larger viewing . The Huffington Post offers their top 20 channel picks in an article, some of which include TONIC, Body Positive Yoga, BeFIT, Extreme Fitness and more...

Upcoming Events

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

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