Press Coverage

March 2018

Reducing Exposure To Lead: Workshop Wednesday Aims To Help Milwaukee Families

Milwaukee has a lead problem. Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers isn’t waiting for city leaders to come up with a comprehensive plan, instead it is holding workshops to inform families how to better protect themselves. Their second Lead-Safe Home Workshop will take place this Wednesday, March 21 from…
March 20, 2018

Minorities Suffer More Pedestrian Deaths

Newly released statistics concerning pedestrian deaths in Milwaukee during 2017 show a slow but steady increase in pedestrian deaths, with a majority of them occurring in low-income communities, according to local advocacy group MilWALKee Walks. The statistics show more than…
March 20, 2018

Dangerous Streets Often Hurt Low-Income Neighborhoods the Most

Newly released statistics concerning pedestrian deaths in Milwaukee during 2017 show a slow but steady increase in pedestrian deaths, with a majority of them occurring in low-income communities, according to local advocacy group MilWALKee Walks. The statistics show more than…
March 20, 2018


Departamento de salud responde a brote de VIH y sífilis

El departamento de salud de Milwaukee está respondiendo a la confirmación de más de 120 casos de personas afectadas por VIH y sífilis. Este pico en las cifras tiene a líderes y activistas alentando a la comunidad que se hagan una prueba de enfermedades venéreas. Esto también incluye tratamiento. Durante la conferencia de prensa el mates, el departamento to salud de Milwaukee anuncio que…
March 13, 2018


Hispanos son más propensos a contraer VIH y Enfermedades de Transmisión Sexual en Milwaukee

El Centro de Recursos para el Sida de Wisconsin ha confirmado informes recientes de un grupo con VIH y con enfermedades de transmisión sexual en Milwaukee. Se cree que al menos 125 personas han contraído el VIH y la Sífilis, y están conectadas de…

March 12, 2018

Monday on Lake Effect: Lead Poisoning Crisis, Understanding Alzheimer’s, Yerkes Observatory

The Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers is redoubling its education efforts in the midst of a lead poisoning crisis. Later, why researchers now believe that there’s more to developing Alzheimer’s than simply aging or bad genes. A look at why the University of Chicago will be ceasing operations at…

March 11, 2018

Inauguran clínica dentro de escuela en Milwaukee

Servicios médicos a bajo costo dentro de una escuela que incluyan a sus familias es lo que se comenzó a brindar en el lado sur de la ciudad. con cobertura que esta acompaña de valores humanos que va mas allá de una atención básica. “Fé, más educación, más salud igual éxito”, es el resumen de la idea de…

March 6, 2018

Sixteenth Street in-school clinic at St. Augustine Prep

March 5, 2018

Alertan sobre dependencia de la tecnología en menores en MIlwaukee

Si bien uso de la tecnología  en teléfonos celulares, tabletas tendría grandes beneficios, también corren el riesgo de una dependencia extrema, cuando niñoss e incluso bebes pasan mayor tiempo conectados. “En mi experiencia si hay una dependencia porque he visto aniñoss que están mucho más irritables porque dos horas no es suficiente”, resalta la terapeuta Gabriela Diueguez. Su utilización, al igual que la de cualquier otra tecnología, no es ni buena ni mala, ya que solo se trata de una…

March 5, 2018

St. Augustine Prep opens new health clinic for students, staff

There’s a new place for St. Augustine Preparatory students and staff to get healthcare services. The school on Milwaukee’s south side just opened a health clinic. It will offer different services like physicals, vaccines, hearing, and vision screenings for the school’s 600 students and…

March 5, 2018

February 2018


Special report: City leaders call for comprehensive plan to address lead poisoning

Amid revelations that deficiencies within the Milwaukee Health Department hindered the city’s response to the local lead poisoning crisis, community leaders, Health Department officials and aldermen are saying the city must be more aggressive and proactive to protect residents from lead poisoning. Community groups, including the Freshwater for Life Action Coalition (FLAC), have advocated for more aggressive actions to address lead poisoning — particularly exposure through…

February 28, 2018

New lead prevention workshops aim to help more families

After the Milwaukee Health Department admitted to failures in its lead prevention program, thousands of children may have been put at greater risk for lead poisoning. In the aftermath, the topic of lead in the community has become a hot button issue. One local organization is hoping to use some of that attention to educate more families. The Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers plan to…

February 22, 2018

Milwaukee construction mentoring program aims to grow

The construction mentoring program is halfway through its first year, with 12 Milwaukee high school students participating, but that number could double in coming years. Adam Jelen, senior vice president of Gilbane Building Co. in Milwaukee, helped launch the Milwaukee branch of the national ACE Mentor Program last year. Jelen and other executives from…

February 21, 2018

Architecture, construction firms partner to launch mentorship program for Milwaukee students

A group of business leaders in the architecture, construction and engineering industries have partnered to launch a Milwaukee chapter of the ACE Mentor Program, a national mentoring program that exposes high school students to those professions. Students in the ACE Mentor Program Milwaukee chapter learn…

February 19, 2018

Community health centers look forward with federal funding restored

Recently restored federal funding will help prevent a reduction in services at Milwaukee-area Community Health Centers. President Donald Trump signed into law a bill Friday providing federal funding for community health centers. The move comes after a fund expired in September that provided…

February 14, 2018

January 2018

Major cuts looming for free tax prep service if funding gap not closed

If the Social Development Commission cannot raise $35,000 in donations between now and Jan. 31 it will be forced to make major cuts on its popular and free tax preparation service for middle- and low-income families.The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, or VITA, typically assists 6,000 households every year, saving each of them…

January 25,2018


La influenza ha estado afectando a muchas personas en el país este año

Al parecer este ano el virus de la influenza ha estado afectando a muchas personas en todo el país.Según el Departamento de Salud de Servicios, 100 personas al día han sido…

January 12, 2018

Breastfeeding and bed-sharing: Navigating the co-sleeping debate as a breastfeeding mother

The issue of sharing a bed with a baby, known as co-sleeping or bed-sharing, is hotly debated in parenting communities. While hospitals and medical providers in the United States almost uniformly…

January 3, 2018

Lead-water resolution that would make Milwaukee national leader in limbo

A resolution passed by the Common Council on Nov. 28, which activists and aldermen have said will improve the city’s response to the lead poisoning crisis, would make Milwaukee a national leader in protecting people from lead exposure from drinking water, according to a national expert.  However, the Milwaukee Health Department has not issued…

January 2, 2018

December 2017

‘Take That Extra Step to Reach Out’: How Holidays Compound Stress

Lake Effect‘s latest Fit For You addressed ways to cope with holiday stressors and how to balance that with our eating habits. However, common holiday stressors such as interpersonal relationships and…

December 21, 2017


Zilber Family Foundation Announces $3.03 Million in Grants to Benefit Milwaukeeans

 At its recent meeting, the board of directors of the Zilber Family Foundation awarded 17 grants totaling $3,035,000 to nonprofit organizations in Milwaukee, bringing the total for 2017 to…

December 15, 2017


Breastfeeding tips for the working mom: How to maintain a nursing relationship after going back to work

So, you made it through the initial hurdles of breastfeeding (latching, nipple pain, tongue ties, milk supply and so on), and you are planning to return to work away from your baby. It can certainly be…

December 7, 2017

November 2017

Evitando estar deprimido estas fiestas decembrinas

Los días festivos pueden ser un tiempo maravilloso para muchos pero también pueden estar llenos de estrés, depresión, y hasta indulgencia excesiva. Dicen los expertos que hay maneras de prevenir esos problemas. A veces…

November 29, 2017

Playing detective: The key to identifying 8 common baby rashes

When we think of baby skin, we almost always think baby soft. And to be fair, a newborn baby’s skin is often very smooth and soft. But it is also…

November 12, 2017

Froedtert & Medical College investing $1.65 million in new community dental clinic

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network has pledged $1.65 million to convert a vacant office suite in Menomonee Falls into a dental clinic for low-income adults and children. The funds will be used to renovate an office suite in the…

November 8, 2017

The joy of reading. Sixteenth Street clinic opens a new children’s library

The Sixteenth Street Clinic has made the needs and desires of its patients a high-ranking priority since it first opened back in 2012. On Thursday morning, the Waukesha Rotary Club helped Sixteenth Street expand on its mission of serving the public by dedicating a new children’s library to the clinic.

November 3,2017

October 2017

Prevención de Envenenamiento por el Plomo en Milwaukee

Muchos de nosotros vivimos en casas que fueron construidas antes de 1978, las cuales tienen un alto riesgo de contener pintura de plomo. Si estas casas no son renovadas o reparadas de una manera segura, puede resultar en..

October 23, 2017

Being pregnant means “eating for two?” Think again

We all know we should eat healthy, but pregnant women have extra incentive to focus on a nutritious diet. Pregnancy is a time of…

October 7, 2017

Bucks’ Peter Feigin ‘roasted’ for Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers: Slideshow

Milwaukee Bucks president Peter Feigin got “roasted” Thursday evening for a good cause as more than $150,000 was…

October 8, 2017

Op-ed: Fix the funding cliff

The waiting room of our health centers are thousands of miles from the U.S. Capitol, but
what happens under that dome will have a direct impact on our patients.Community Health Centers like ours bring a…

October 2, 2017

September 2017

Community health centers approach federal funding cliff

Community health centers are facing what they call a funding cliff as a stream of federal money will…

September 19, 2017

Your post-pregnancy body image: 5 things to keep in mind 

So here you are now. You’ve just had a baby, maybe one month ago, three months ago, eight months ago or even three years ago. You look around and all you see are fit moms who seem to have it all figured out. They are everywhere: out and about, on Facebook and Instagram. Some of them are even your real-life friends. You wonder how they have…

September 1, 2017

August 2017

New project connects pregnant women with mental healthcare

A new program in Milwaukee is helping pregnant women and new mothers with mental health needs. The Periscope Project launched in July..

August 16, 2017

New state law on dental hygienists could be a ‘game changer’ in improving access to basic care

Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s provides preventive dental care at its Family Health Center for patients who have diabetes or who are pregnant. Dental care is particularly important for those patients because…

August 12, 2017

Sixteenth Street Community Health Center celebrates “National Health Center Week” with an open house

A Health Center serving Milwaukee and Waukesha counties is celebrating “National Health Center Week” by offering a tour of its facility. “Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers” aims to provide….

August 4th, 2017

July 2017

Activists push for more biking trails. Poor residents need more walking, biking trails, community group says

Manny Mayorga, a South Side resident, took his first bicycle ride on the Kinnickinnic River Trail about a week ago, along with his wife and three children. Mayorga and his family attended…

July 30, 2017

Health Department official: childhood lead poisoning a ‘public health crisis’ 

Dr. Geoffrey Swain, professor of family services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and medical director at the Health Department, said…

July 18, 2017

Just 8% of Milwaukee residents live within a half mile of a trail, report says

On weekend mornings, Alejandro Lezama often grabs his bike and heads to a parking lot west of Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood. Near the Mitchell Park Domes, he meets…

July 16, 2017

Sixteenth Street clinic compiles high-profile committee for roast of Bucks’ Peter Feigin

The Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers for the first time cultivated a high-profile committee of Milwaukee area health care, business and political leaders for its signature fundraising event, which this year involves…

July 11, 2017

June 2017

Highlighting the Inequity of Access to Good Bicycling Infrastructure

new report from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy spotlights how disadvantaged neighborhoods in Milwaukee have less access to safe bicycle routes than other parts of the city. Neighborhoods with high concentrations of poverty are often left out of…

June 29, 2017

6 of the Most Fit Milwaukeans

Why do you work out?  A strong motivation that goes beyond toning up and losing weight can be the key to sticking with a fitness plan. “Some people haven’t found their…

June 25, 2017

Sixteenth Street hopes to open South 27th Street clinic in early 2018

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers is completing due diligence on a possible new clinic on Milwaukee’s far south side that may open by…

June 26, 2017

Combined CiclovíaMKE and Southside Bicycle Day promotes safe streets, healthy living

Despite the sweltering heat, children raced toward a large, inflatable obstacle course stationed in the middle of Cesar E. Chavez Drive. Others lined up for their chance to give it a try at the…

June 20, 2017

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers names Bucks’ Feigin 2017 Roast honoree

Despite the sweltering heat, children raced toward a large, inflatable obstacle course stationed in the middle of…

June 20, 2017

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers names Bucks’ Feigin 2017 Roast honoree

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers recently announced Bucks President Peter Feigin as the honoree of their 2017 Roast. This event, which is the organization’s signature fundraiser, will be held…

June 20, 2017

How to be a good labor support person: 6 tips to help out your partner

Women have access to a lot of information about what to expect during the birth process. However, the partners, friends or family members who come along to support their loved ones through labor may find they have…

June 10, 2017

**Sixteenth Street Expert Authored Column

May 2017

Milwaukee’s health care leaders express concern about Obamacare repeal

As the fate of the Affordable Care Act remains uncertain, some of Milwaukee’s top health care leaders are voicing concern with what changes at both the federal and state levels could mean for patients and providers.A panel of local health care representatives recently convened for a Public Policy Forum discussion on the…

May 26, 2017

An Equitable Water Future

Water is the defining issue of our time—it has been steadily rising as a top-of-mind concern for community, business, and political leaders across the globe. In fact, the World Economic Forum identifies water crises as one of the greatest…

May 2017