Impact Reports

Child Impact Report

Poverty and health are strongly linked.

Low-income, urban, and minority children often struggle with access to quality health care and experience higher rates of asthma, obesity and other chronic health conditions.  In addition to lack of adequate health insurance, cultural and linguistic barriers often prevent kids from receiving equal care.

Sixteenth Street  is committed to eliminating these disparities and improving the health of kids in our community. We believe that when you change one child’s life, the impact is multiplied over future generations. 

Behavioral Health Impact Report

Filling critical gaps in behavioral health and substance abuse care.

In 2016, roughly half of all adults and children in Milwaukee with any mental illness went without help; nearly 350 people died from drug overdose - a 70% increase from 2018.

Through additional behavioral health and substance abuse capacity, strategic partnerships and an integrated care model, Sixteenth Street is listening, reacting and bringing behavioral health and substance abuse care to those most in need where they are. We are committed to filling the gaps to foster healthier and stronger individuals and communities.

Environmental Health Impact Report

Environment and health are strongly linked.

Recognizing that personal and community health are heavily influenced by the environmental conditions in which our patients and community members live, Sixteenth Street’s (SSCHC) Department of Environmental Health was established in 1997 to transform the environment in which community members live, work, learn and play. 

Through innovative programs and strategic partnerships, the Department is leading the way in the environmental, physical, economic and social transformation on the near south side of Milwaukee.

Health Equity Summit:
Empower a Healthier Milwaukee



We’ve made the difficult decision to cancel our rescheduled 2020 Health Equity Summit; Empower a Healthier Milwaukee due to COVID-19 related precautions and restrictions around large gatherings. We appreciate your interest and are disappointed that it will not take place as planned.
We will be holding a Health Equity Summit in the spring of 2021 that will include the previously planned conversation on empowerment along with other dynamic topics under the broader umbrella of health equity innovation. Although we plan to hold the 2021 Summit in person, we acknowledge the significant uncertainties we face and are prepared to adapt quickly if needed.


1032 S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Milwaukee: 414-672-1353
Waukesha: 262-408-2530



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