Sessions include Built Environments, The Intersection of Behavioral and Environmental Health, and Models for Children and Behavioral Health.

Our Keynote address will be given by Ashanti Hamilton, the new Director of Milwaukee's Office of Violence Prevention. He'll share thoughts and observations on making our streets healthier and safer.

Sixteenth Street's Health Equity Summit brings together leaders from health care, the public and private sectors, and local funders to ignite a conversation around health equity. Join us and be part of the solution.

Health Equity Summit
Safe Spaces: Inside Outside

November 3, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Join Us!

Date: Thursday, November 3

Time: Registration opens at 10:30 a.m.
            Program begins at 11:00 a.m. 

Location: Marquette University - Alumni Memorial Union
1442 W Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

HEALTH EQUITY SUMMIT Safe Spaces - Inside & Outside (1648 × 300 px) (2)

Health Equity Summit: Safe Spaces: Inside Outside
Detailed Agenda

10:30—11:00    Registration

KICKOFF: Mayor of the City of Milwaukee, Cavalier Johnson

11:00—11:15    Opening Remarks

  • Julie Schuller, MD, President and CEO, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers
  • Sponsors
  • Intro Session One

11:15—12:15    Opening Session: The Intersection of Behavioral and Environmental Health
A panel discussion of the impact environmental health has on behavioral health.

Moderator: Joy Tapper, ED Milwaukee Healthcare Partnership

  • Maria Perez, VP Behavioral Health, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers
  • Andy Larson, Owner, Float Milwaukee
  • Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, FAMIA, FASA, Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin


12:15—12:45    Lunch


1:00—1:30    Keynote: Safe Streets, Priceless Peace of Mind

  • Ashanti Hamilton, Director of Milwaukee’s Office of Violence Prevention

1:30—1:45    Break

1:45—2:30    Afternoon Session: Children and Behavioral Health-A Model for Change

An exploration of two models that present solutions to the national explosion we’re seeing in child behavioral health challenges and how to take those models to scale.

Moderator: Aubrey Burghardt, Founding Principal at Freespace Innovation, LLC

  • Linda A. Hall, Director, Office of Children’s Mental Health
  • Tina Jones, ED, Girls on the Run of Southeastern Wisconsin
  • Cesar Castillo, Competition Administrator, Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association
  • Blake Compton, Sr. Executive of Youth Development, YMCA of Milwaukee
  • Brooks Griffin, President, The Inspired Network


2:30—2:45    Break


2:45—3:45    Closing Session: Built Environments Health Impact
How the build spaces in which we work, live and play impact our health. We’ll explore the possible and the practical ways these environments affect us.

Moderator: Mark Kass, Editor-in-Chief, Milwaukee Business Journal

  • Shawn Mather, Art, Science Architect, Aesthetic, Tres Birds
  • Constance Nankee, Integrated Architecture, Strang
  • Madeline Gianforte, Core El Centro


3:45—3:50    Closing Remarks

  • Julie Schuller, MD, President and CEO, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers

3:50—4:30    Networking Reception

A light wine and cheese reception immediately follows closing remarks. Please join us to network and further discuss “Safe Spaces: Inside Outside” with colleagues.

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Milwaukee, WI 53204

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Waukesha: 262-408-2530



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