Press Coverage

October 2018


 Milwaukee Area Science Advocates Collaborate to End Lead Exposure

Lead exposure, especially from water in older pipes, is a major health problem in Milwaukee. A 2016 Wisconsin state report on childhood lead poisoning indicated that nearly 11% of children tested in Milwaukee showed elevated blood lead levels, which was double the percentage found in Flint, Michigan…

October 23, 2018

 Wisconsin Aids/HIV health programs awarded $14 million in federal grant funding

Several Wisconsin health organizations and a state program will receive a total of $14 million in federal grant funding to provide health care and services for those living with HIV/AIDS…


October 18, 2018


 Complete Streets Policy passes Common Council Unanimously

The City of Milwaukee Common Council has unanimously voted to advance a Complete Streets policy that is designed to make streets safer for people walking, taking transit, biking or driving…

October 17, 2018


 Thrive with the Y

October 13, 2018


 YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee to Double its Community Impact Within Three Years

The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee; a nonprofit, charitable organization that provides programming for the community at 70 companies, in more than 60 schools, and at four county parks; announced its new strategic plan and operating model…

October 13, 2018

YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee seeks to grow community reach outside its facilities

The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee this week unveiled a new direction for the organization with the goal of doubling its community reach by 2021…

October 11, 2018


Take Back My Meds: Aurora Health Care, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers and Fund for Lake Michigan team up to dispose of unused medicine 

A ground-breaking collaboration between health and environmental leaders is bringing a new drop box for unused medicine to Milwaukee’s South Side, in Sixteenth Street Community Health Center’s Parkway Clinic and Aurora Pharmacy located at 2906 S. 20th Street, Milwaukee. The Fund for Lake Michigan is paying the cost of placing the drop box there…

October 10, 2018

 North, Zablocki Become Community Schools

Garza and the Zablocki staff decided to pursue the community school model, seeing it as the best way to meet the needs of students and their families. Clement J. Zablocki School, 1016 W. Oklahoma Ave., and North Division High School, 1011 W. Center St., are the two newest Milwaukee Public Schools to join the Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership (MCSP), which now has 10 schools…

October 8, 2018


 North Division, Zablocki chosen to participate in community schools partnership

At a recent national forum on community schools, principal Chris Garza of MPS’ Zablocki Elementary School heard a school leader make a comment that resonated with him and inspired him to action. The principal said, “If your students don’t have their basic needs met, then they’re never going to get where they need to be,” recalled Garza…

October 7, 2018

September 2018

Pet A Sturgeon, Tour the Harbor, See the MKE Boat Parade & Dance to TheyGuanUS at Harbor Fest

On September 8th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the 600 block of East Greenfield Ave., outside of the UWM School Freshwater Sciences, will be filled with thousands of visitors enjoying food, music and activities that celebrate the revitalization of Milwaukee’s harbor…..

September 5, 2018

  Harborfest 2018

Harbor Fest reintroduces Milwaukee to its harbor. For a long time, this area has been seen as “off limits” or unwelcoming, but we want to show Milwaukee its true potential.  Our recent planning process calls for a Riverwalk and new public parks along the water. This festival is the first step in bringing people back to this area…

September 7, 2018

  Si su niño no quiere comer vegetales, hay un programa para usted

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers ofrece un programa de educación familiar para que usted obtenga consejos de salud para su familia. Delia Gast nos visitó en el noticiero de las 11 a.m. para hablarnos del programa….

September 6, 2018

August 2018


Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers looking for New Home for Proposed Clinic

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers is looking for a new location for a clinic it proposed in the Village of West Milwaukee after it wasn’t able to come to an agreement with the village’s….

August 21, 2018

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers drops plans for West Milwaukee clinic

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers is dropping plans to open a clinic in West Milwaukee following disagreements with the village board over the organization’s planned payment to the village in lieu of taxes.The organization unveiled plans in May to develop a one-story, 24,000-square-foot clinic on a 2.3-acre property at 4603 W. Mitchell St. in West Milwaukee. The project is backed by…

August  20, 2018

Ideas para que sus niños lleven un almuerzo saludable a la escuela

Tatiana Madia, de la Clínica 16 (Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers) nos visitó para ofrecernos ideas para un almuerzo saludable.  Ahora que los niños regresan a clases, existen platillos baratos y faciles de hacer para que ellos lo puedan llevar a…

August 15, 2018

New, healthy drink & food options are all around

Let’s face it beer has helped put Milwaukee on the map . But now the Brew City is in the middle of a new healthy drink craze.  Today, both “ZYN” and “Brew City Booch” got a little air time during the morning news.  ZYN is considered to be the first Curcumin-infused drink filled with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents.  Kombucha is what’s behind “Brew City Booch’s” product. It’s a  raw, living beverage rich with natural…

August 15, 2018

Cathy Buck Named Chair of the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership

On July 1, Cathy Buck, president of Froedtert Hospital, began a two-year term as chair of the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership.  A public-private consortium founded in 2007, the Partnership works to improve health care for underserved populations in Milwaukee County.  She succeeds Travis Andersen, south region president for Ascension Wisconsin. “I am honored to step into this role, appreciating how important the Partnership’s work is in this community,” said Buck.  “As chair, I look forward to…

August 10, 2018

Milwaukee picked by D.C. group for investment program impacting 30th Street Corridor

A team of Milwaukee leaders has been selected to run a capital reinvestment initiative impacting the 30th Street Industrial Corridor. The Center for Community Investment, a program within the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, selected Milwaukee to be one of six regions across the U.S. to receive coaching and funding to help attract capital for investment in disadvantaged…

August 9, 2018


Milwaukee’s growing Latino community served by several agencies

A number of organizations that sprang up in Milwaukee’s Latino community in the wake of the social activism of the 1960s and early 1970s have emerged as major, multi-million dollar agencies providing employment, training and social services, along with educational, arts and cultural programming to Milwaukee’s still growing Latino population. Among those agencies are…

August 9, 2018

 Planned Sixteenth Street clinic faces hurdles in West Milwaukee

The future of a planned Sixteenth Street Community Health Center clinic in West Milwaukee is uncertain after village board members voted Monday to delay a decision on the organization’s rezoning request for the proposed clinic site. Board members raised concerns about Sixteenth Street’s request to rezone the 2.3-acre property at 4603 W. Mitchell St., questioning whether it was the best…

August 7, 2018

West Milwaukee tables proposed Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers clinic

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers — with $12 million in backing from Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin — sustained a setback in its quest to open a clinic in the village of West Milwaukee.
An executive with Sixteenth Street Community Health Center said the nonprofit, which is based on Milwaukee’s near south side, hopes to keep the project alive despite…

August 7, 2018


Sixteenth Street clinic plan meets resistance in West Milwaukee over amount of annual payment to village

The Village of West Milwaukee Board on Monday evening declined to approve Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers’ request to rezone the site of a proposed clinic, setting aside the request for future discussion and potentially forcing the community health center to find a different location…

August 7, 2018

 Reach Out and Read Program Features Culture Relevant Books for Diverse Milwaukee Children

Reach Out and Read partners with more than 5,800 sites and distributes 6.9 million books per year. The program currently serves one-in-four children living in poverty, and continues to grow each year with a vision that one day the Reach Out and Read model will be a part of every young child’s medical checkup. The Reach Out and Read model is recognized by…
August 7, 2018

The Village of West Milwaukee has delayed a decision on two acres of land that could be used for a health care clinic. The proposed “Sixteenth Street” clinic could eventually provide health care to 12,000 people. Project leaders say they want to bring…

August 6, 2018
A new health clinic that would help low-income families in the Village of West Milwaukee may not move forward after the village board expressed concern over the proposal. 16th Street Community Health Centers already operates clinics on the south side of Milwaukee and in Waukesha. They’ve been trying for about…

August 6, 2018

July 2018

With Milwaukee’s Health Department Under Scrutiny, Common Council Seeks Solutions

Milwaukee’s health department is being scrutinized by federal, state and local agencies. They’re looking into multiple problems at the department, including figuring out how the agency allowed so many children to slip through the cracks – kids who needed follow up for possible lead contamination. In the meantime, aldermen are trying to get their arms around the problems – and…

July 20, 2018

Residents of spots with the most lead-poisoned children would get home visits and other services under Common Council proposal

Milwaukee residents in neighborhoods with the highest numbers of lead-poisoned children would get home visits, water filters and other services, under a proposal that advanced Thursday at City Hall. The plan is just the latest effort to combat Milwaukee’s ongoing lead crisis. The measure would create…

July 19, 2018

 Milwaukee Gets New Funding To Replace Lead Pipes

Gov. Scott Walker announced $26 million in new funding to help 42 communities across the state pay to replace lead service lines. We talk to someone who works on lead abatement about the funding going to the City of Milwaukee, and how much it’ll help with the city’s problem with lead…

July 18, 2018

June 2018

Advocates, aldermen decry lack of progress in correcting failures of lead poisoning prevention program

This week, the city announced a $1 million Community Development Block Grant to the Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) to follow up with children who have elevated lead blood levels and educate community members about the city’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. The move comes as the city is under increased pressure…

June 28, 2018

Podcast: Meeting the Need for Addiction Services in Waukesha County

Just last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report on the alarming rise in suicide rates in the U.S. According to their research, 28% of individuals who took their own lives in 2015 were struggling with problematic substance use.  It’s well known that the Milwaukee and Waukesha communities have been greatly impacted by the increase…

June 14, 2018

LatinX Pride Week ofrece exámenes de VIH

Pedro Valdez es el coordinador de prevención del departamento de VIH de la Clínica 16. El nos visitó para hablar sobre el evento que van a tener esta noche donde ofrecerán exámenes de VIH. El evento es parte de Pridefest que es el Festival de Orgullo que se lleva a cabo en Milwaukee. Es un festival que dura…

June 7, 2018

 Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Gives Away 600 Bicycles

Yazmin Ramos, a South Side resident, smiles proudly at her two daughters, ages 5 and 10, as they clutch the handlebars of their matching new bicycles. Wearing a black shiny helmet, Alejandro Gespaida, 10, cruises down a path in Kosciuszko Park on his new bike. Rakel Ruida, 11, watches as her new bike receives…

June 3, 2018

May 2018

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Health Network Earns 2018 Safety Net Urban Health Partner of the Year Award

The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network has been named the 2018 Safety Net Urban Health Partner of the Year by the Wisconsin Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (WAFCC) for the health network’s commitment to the underserved populations in its service areas. For nearly 20 years, the Froedtert & MCW health network has supported…

May 21, 2018

New Layton Clinic Offers Variety of Care

A young bilingual, Spanish- and English-speaking couple came with their little girl to the new Layton Clinic for the first time recently, said Kerri Ackerman, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers vice president of patient services. “When they were walking out, they said, ‘It was so nice that somebody spoke our language,’” Ackerman reported. Then they stopped, sat on the bench and asked if they could take some photos there. ‘This feels like our back yard. This feels like we’re at home,’ they said. “That’s the best compliment we can get,” said Ackerman, clearly pleased. In addition to offering bilingual services, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers’ Layton Clinic is focusing on…

May 16, 2018

New Layton Clinic offers bilingual mental, behavioral, addiction treatment

A young bilingual, Spanish- and English-speaking couple came with their little girl to the new Layton Clinic for the first time recently, said Kerri Ackerman, Sixteenth Community Health Centers vice president of patient services. “When they were walking out, they said, ‘It was so nice that somebody spoke our language,’” Ackerman reported. Then they stopped, sat on the bench and asked…

May 15, 2018

 If you come to Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers’ Bike Day you’ll likely leave with a free bicycle

Six years ago, Tatiana Maida, manager of the healthy choices program at Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers, was trying to think of a way to encourage safer bike-riding practices on the south side of Milwaukee. “The neighborhood isn’t the safest in terms of biking and walking,” Maida said. “If we want the streets to be safer, we need…

May 14, 2018

 Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Opens New Clinic

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers held a grand opening celebration for a new clinic this week and identified the site for an additional facility expected to open next…

May 11, 2018

 Site Selected for New Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Clinic

A new health care clinic to serve residents of Milwaukee’s near south side will be built in West Milwaukee on a 2.3 acre site at 4603 W. Mitchell Blvd., pending approval of the Village of West Milwaukee Plan Commission. If approved, construction will begin by fall 2018, with completion expected in summer…

May 9, 2018

 On Preaching to the Choir: “Showing Up” As a Necessary Next Step

Almost 200 Milwaukee residents filled the “streets” of Turner Hall on May 2 for the kickoff of the 3rd Annual Jane’s Walk MKE, part of a worldwide movement that includes over 200 cities in over 40 countries. The evening celebrated a month-long series of free, citizen-led neighborhood explorations that will embody urban activist Jane Jacob’s legacy by observing, reflecting, questioning and collectively reimagining the places in which Milwaukeeans…

May 9, 2018

Anuncian el sitio para el nuevo centro de salud para la Clínica 16

Una nueva clínica de salud, valorada en más 12 millones dólares, va abrir en West Milwaukee cerca del lado sur de Milwaukee. Froedtert y el Medical College of Wisconsin está trabajando en conjunto con la clínica 16. Ellos anunciaron el sitio para el nuevo centro de salud de la clínica 16. Se construirá en las calles 46 y Mitchell en West Milwaukee, sin embargo servirá a la zona circundante.  Si el proyecto es aprobado, la construcción comenzara este…

May 9, 2018

Clinic opens near 27th and Layton, aimed at combating opioid epidemic

A new clinic on Milwaukee’s south side is aimed at combating the opioid crisis. A grand opening celebration was held at the new Layton Clinic Wednesday, May 9. It’s just north of 27th and Layton. It’ll help fill critical gaps in behavioral health and substance abuse in the area. Services will focus on helping people in the immediate area, especially those who speak…

May 9, 2018

New clinic opens at 27th and Layton

People on Milwaukee’s south side now have an easier way to get the healthcare they need. The 16th Street Community Health Centers opened a new clinic near 27th and Layton on Wednesday. The center will provide medical, behavioral, and substance abuse services in…

May 9, 2018

Sixteenth Street opens new clinic on Milwaukee’s south side Focused on behavioral health and substance abuse treatment

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers celebrated on Wednesday morning the opening of its new clinic on Milwaukee’s south side that provides bilingual behavioral health and substance abuse treatment services. The new Layton Clinic, located at 4570 S. 27th St., offers child and adolescent day treatment for those with …

May 9, 2018

New health care clinic proposed; could serve residents of Milwaukee’s south side

Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin announced on Tuesday, May 8 that a new health care clinic to serve residents of Milwaukee’s near south side will be built in West Milwaukee.The proposed location is on a 2.3 acre site at 4603 W. Mitchell St. It is pending approval of the Village of West Milwaukee Plan Commission. If approved, construction will begin by…

May 8, 2018


New Sixteenth Street clinic planned for West Milwaukee Backed by $12 million commitment from Froedtert

A long-planned federally qualified community health center, backed by a $12 million commitment from Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, will be developed on a 2.3-acre site at 4603 W. Mitchell St. in West Milwaukee. Froedtert & MCW unveiled the location of the new health center on Tuesday, nearly three years after it first announced plans to fund a new clinic in …

May 8, 2018


Site Selected for New Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Clinic

A new health care clinic to serve residents of Milwaukee’s near south side will be built in West Milwaukee on a 2.3 acre site at 4603 W. Mitchell St., pending approval of the Village of West Milwaukee Plan Commission. If approved, construction will begin by fall 2018, with completion expected in summer 2019. Targeting one of Milwaukee County’s most medically underserved neighborhoods, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network announced a $12 million commitment in…

May 8, 2018


Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers set to begin construction on clinic in West Milwaukee

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers plans to begin construction this fall on a new clinic at 4603 W. Mitchell St, pending approval from the Village of West Milwaukee Plan Commission...

May 8, 2018


How to volunteer in May

Now that spring is here, put a spring in your step by helping out others. Volunteer Milwaukee, a service of the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukeefeatures a calendar of events for volunteers, both one-time and ongoing. Here are a few of the opportunities in May.

Senior Companion Program: Assist seniors with shopping and household tasks, escort them to appointments and provide friendship; must be

May 3, 2018


 Things to do with kids this May include free museum admission, free bike giveaway and cheap movies

It’s been a cold, snowy April. But, now that it’s May, the nice weather must be here to stay (or, at least, we should be in the clear as far as snow goes!) So it’s time to celebrate! Here are five fun things to do with your family to…

May 2, 2018


 Panelists Call for Comprehensive Approach to Health Inequity in Milwaukee

Milwaukee needs a comprehensive, community-wide approach to address the health disparities caused by segregation and poverty, according to panelists at a summit on health equity hosted by Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers last week…

May 2, 2018


Gardeners take note: Milwaukee Health Dept. offers soil screening services; tests for lead, nutrients

City of Milwaukee Health Department Laboratory (MHDL) is rolling out garden soil screening services to the public. Services include a nutrient analysis and lead screening of the soil. Soil screening helps residents make better gardening decisions through determination of nutrient levels, fertilizer recommendations, and the presence of elevated lead levels in home garden soil, which may pose a hazard for…

May 1, 2018

April 2018


Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers host Health Equity Summit

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers today announced it will host its 2018 Health Equity Summit, “ZNA vs DNA: Zip Code and Children’s Health. Busting Myths, Reimagining Solutions,” on April 26 from 8:00am-2:00pm at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St. The event is $25 with registration available here.  The Summit is bringing together the biggest names in …

April 25, 2018

Nueva clínica en el sur de Milwaukee

La clínica 16 ( Sixteenth Street Clinic) anuncia que se abrió una nueva clínica llamada “Sixteenth Street Layton Clinic”, en el sur de Milwaukee. Esto con el objetivo de enfocar en el tratamiento de la salud conductual y abuso de sustancia. Ellos ofrecerán servicios en español e inglés y sobre todo tratamientos para…
April 25, 2018

WaterMarks events aim to educate, explore Milwaukee’s water systems

Over the last year, the United Community Center’s Acosta Middle School has partnered with WaterMarks initiative to educate Milwaukee about its unique water systems. A city-wide public art project, “WaterMarks: An Atlas of Water for the City of Milwaukee,” invites community members to explore and better understand their relationships to the…
April 22, 2018

Ascension backs off plan to cut services at Milwaukee hospital

Public pressure has Ascension Wisconsin rethinking its decision to cut nonessential services at St. Joseph Hospital in northern Milwaukee.St. Louis-based Catholic health giant Ascension has been pursuing a new strategic direction in the face of financial losses and increased competition from nontraditional sites of care across its footprint. Its aim to shift resources toward ambulatory settings and away from inpatient care led to Ascension Wisconsin’s recent announcement that it would…
April 20, 2018

A Unique Earth Day Experience

Over the last year, The United Community Center’s Acosta Middle School (UCC AMS) has partnered with the WaterMarks  initiative in order to educate the community about Milwaukee’s water systems. WaterMarks has developed a series of neighborhood walks (starting from UCC’s campus) to engage citizens with artists and scientists about water issues, infrastructure, and conservation. The next walk will take place on…
April 20, 2018

Lake Express Ferry, local organizations helping to make bikes more accessible in Milwaukee

Lake Express Ferry is teaming up with two organizations to raise awareness for “green” travel and recreation. The high-speed ferry, along with the 16th Street Community Health Center and Milwaukee Bicycle Collective, is gathering gently-used bikes. It’s all in an effort to make bicycles more accessible in the…
April 20, 2018


Hundreds come out to donate bicycles at Lake Express Ferry

Big and small, hundreds of bicycles were donated along the lakefront Friday morning. “We look forward to it,” Aaron Schultze, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Lake Express said. “Invariably, it has a great response. We’ve done six to seven thousand bikes in these drives through the years.” The seventh annual bike donation has a tremendous response every year. The first 500 people who bring gently used bikes get a free…
April 20, 2018


Lake Express collects bikes to raise awareness of green travel in Milwaukee

Lake Express Ferry has teamed up with two organizations to raise awareness of “green” travel, recreation, and making bikes more accessible to Milwaukee area residents. On Friday, April 20, the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center collected 500 gently used bikes, that are in good condition, to support the organization’s seventh annual…

April 20, 2018


Lead and Our Health

This one-hour special is a follow up to “Lead and Our Health” from a year ago, looking at what’s changed in a year when it comes to Milwaukee’s public health issue of lead in our water, paint, and soil. This program was produced at St. Anthony’s School on Milwaukee’s south side, an area that has a higher density of lead due to older housing stock and lead laterals. The program highlights areas of concern, as well as solutions to helping keep children and families safe from…

April 19, 2018


Lead Exposure And Public Health In Wisconsin

A lawyer representing 170 lead-poisoned kids in Milwaukee announced a lawsuit this week that alleges lead paint manufacturers are attempting to shirk responsibility for their role in the city’s lead problem. The news comes after the resignation of the city’s Health Commissioner over a lead related scandal earlier this year….

April 13, 2018


Real Estate Award Winners: St. Augustine Prepatory Academy

The $53 million, private, Christian school St. Augustine Preparatory Academy is a gift. And it’s all thanks to the Ramirez family of HUSCO International fame.

April 12, 2018


United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County Invest $75,000 in Sixteenth Street Community Health Center, Inc. Waukesha Clinic

A grant from United Way of Greater Milwaukee& Waukesha County will be used to help offset the costs of providing AODA treatment to uninsured patients in Waukesha at the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center, Inc. (SSCHC). SSCHC receives $134 per visit for Medicaid patients, and their sliding fee scale asks uninsured patients for a payment of $10–but the average cost per visit is more than…

April 4 2018

March 2018

Kinnickinnic River corridor revitalized with UWM help

As the Kinnickinnic River crawls across Milwaukee’s south side, so too does the concrete channel that houses it. The concrete went in along the river corridor in the 1960s with the hope of preventing flooding in the surrounding neighborhood. Floods persisted, but decades of…

March 27, 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