Open AmeriCorps positions, superheroes of asthma, awards and more!
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Julie Schuller featured on Public Policy Forum panel discussing ACA and Medicaid

The most recent in The PublicPolicy Forum's Viewpoint Luncheon series brought together five local healthcare leaders to discuss the implications of the AHCA and Medicaid Reform for patients, providers and payers in Metro Milwaukee. Representing the voice of the community health center, Dr. Julie Schuller, President and CEO of Sixteenth Street, stressed our responsibility  need to keep our patients and community at the center of this conversation.  "We are in and of the community, responsive and nimble to their needs, that's where our focus in this discussion lies." 

Sixteenth Street receives Watershed Champion 
Award by Sweet Water

For the second year in a row, Sixteenth Street's Department of Environmental Health was given a Watershed Champion Award for protecting and restoring Wisconsin's watersheds in partnership with Sweet Water -- Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust! We are so happy to be doing this critical work with such wonderful partners.

Sixteenth Street awarded letter of commendation from American Lung Association for Asthma Awareness Month

Sixteenth Street and our  Chronic Conditions Health Education department was given a letter of commendation by the American Lung Association to "formally and publicly commend Sixteenth Street for successfully participating in and completely the Partners for Asthma Action Systems Change Initiative." This letter was presented in honor of May being Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.
The Chronic Conditions Health Education Department is implementing a variety of other activities to spread awareness, such as educational tables in our lobbies, asthma focused blogs, asthma clinics at our 20th Street and Chavez location and "heroes of asthma" days!  
Wisconsin HealthCorps now recruiting: Four positions open at Sixteenth Street

Sixteenth Street has four open positions for AmeriCorps members for this upcoming year, two in the Women's Wellness department and two in the Healthy Choices department. These positions are filled through Wisconsin HealthCorps are now open to applications!
Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Positions
My Sixteenth Street Story | Jimena

Tell me what I can do. Tell me how I can help her.

Through our daughters, we have essentially lived with asthma for 17 years. Our oldest daughter, Gabriela, was born premature and with asthma, she is 17 now. Our youngest daughter, Jimena, who is now 15, was also born with asthma. In addition to having asthma, Jimena has autism and a heart condition.

It's really difficult for your child to be given a diagnosis like asthma. You think, asthma, wow, this is for her entire life. It can feel defeating and overwhelming. But you have to know, as we have figured out, that with the right help, patience and understanding - it is controllable.... 
**Sixteenth Street authored column

Controlling asthma is all about being prepared. But being prepared is easier said than done. Your child is most likely busy and active. In relation to your child's asthma, not only do you have to

think about your own home, but you

have to think about school, sports, activities and the million other places they go and things they do. This is where an asthma action plan is key. It helps you plan and keep your child's asthma in control - no matter what the situation.


What is an asthma action plan?

An asthma action plan is a written plan that you, your child and your doctor create together to help control your child's asthma. It can also be called a management plan...


Growing Healthy Soil Workshops

Saturday, May 20th
Wednesday, June 14th
Wednesday, July 26
Wednesday, August 9th

Click here for specific times and locations.
Lead poisoning is a serious problem in cities. Children and adults are at risk by breathing or eating lead in soil. Since many people grow food in their yards and gardens, it's important to understand the risk for lead in your soil. 

Attend our workshops to learn how to test and improve your soil to make sure it is safer for gardening. The tests are FREE, and you will also learn about composting and safe gardening practices.

Feed My New Born Baby Class
Classes in English are held the first Tuesday of every month.
Sixteenth Street - WIC
1337 S Cesar Chavez Drive
  • Understand what you can expect when it comes to feeding your new baby
  • Learn the basics about breastfeeding
  • Talk openly with other new and experienced moms in a safe space
  • Have fun and feel supported
KK River Neighbors in Action
Second Wednesday of every month
6:00 PM
Pulaski Park Pool
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!
Walking Club
Organized by Latinos por la Salud
Burnham Park (meet at the corner of 35th and Burnham)
Starting June 2nd, 2017
Every Tuesday
6:00 - 7:00 PM

Contact Delia at 414-897-5293

Do you want to stay active and get in shape this summer?

Join us for our community walking club!

We walk for 30 minutes them we do salsa, zumba, aerobics, nia or yoga!

It's a great way to connect with neighbors, have fun and most of all - stay active!

Adult Nutrition and Cooking Classes
Starting June 12th, 2017
3:30 - 5:00
Chavez Location

Contact Delia at 414-897-5293
  • Learn how to chose healthier foods at home, in the grocery story or eating out
  • How to develop healthy habits for you and your children
  • How to prepare healthy, affordable and delicious meals

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