Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers
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Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers to Host Third Annual Health Equity Summit

Empower a Healthier Milwaukee

By - Mar 3rd, 2020 12:07 pm

Milwaukee, Wis. (March 3, 2020) – Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers today announced it will host its 2020 Health Equity Summit, “Empower a Healthier Milwaukee,” on March 31st from 8:00 am-3:30 pm at the Italian Community Center.

The third annual Summit will bring together key business, health care, and community leaders to delve into the connection between empowerment and the social, cultural, and economic determinants that underpin health.

“Empowerment is a critical and often overlooked driver of health,” says Dr. Julie Schuller, President and CEO of Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers, “We need to look at empowerment through a systemic lens to understand how it contributes to addressing the social determinants of health and reducing health inequities. I’m thrilled to bring alive this conversation through our third annual health equity summit.”

In addition to Dr Schuller, scheduled participants include:

Mayor Tom Barrett, Mayor of Milwaukee

Health-Related Empowerment: Changing the Narrative Around Health
Jeanne Ayers, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health

Women: Empowerment, Inclusion, and Health
Joelle Espinosa, Advocate Aurora Health
Stephanie Mercado, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers
Andrea Schneider, Institute for Women’s Leadership, Marquette University
Dr. Malika Siker, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin

Empowerment Models: Diversity and Organizational Growth
Nancy Hernandez, Hispanic Collaborative
Tim Sheehy, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce

Ability for All: The Ability Movement MKE
Damian Buchman, The Ability Center

Socio Emotional Learning for Youth: Developing Skills for Success
Nicole Angresano, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
Linda Hall, Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health
Susan Lubar Solvang, Growing Minds
Maria Perez, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers
Jamaal Smith, Office of Violence Prevention

Change in Action: Building Community Power
Bob Connolly, Common Ground/The James Company
Bria Grant, UniteMKE
Walter Lanier, Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. Board, Milwaukee Mental Health Board
Tammy Rivera, Southside Organizing Center

A Healthier Milwaukee: Living your Best Life
Jeanette Kowalik, City of Milwaukee Health Department

Event sponsors include Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, Children’s Community Health Plan, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Ascension, Advocate Aurora Health, Hayat Pharmacy, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, Hayat Pharmacy, My Choice Family Care, American Heart Association, Disability Rights Wisconsin, and media sponsor, BizTimes Media.

Individuals can register online here.

About Sixteenth Street

For more than 50 years, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers has been building a healthy community, providing quality, family-based health care services free from linguistic, cultural, and economic barriers. Every year, over 40,000 people rely on Sixteenth Street for adult and pediatric medical services, behavioral health counseling and treatment, substance abuse treatment, chronic disease management, supportive social services, health education, and community empowerment. Sixteenth Street is recognized as a national HRSA Health Center Quality Leader, accredited by The Joint Commission for high quality standards, and recognized as a Primary Care Medical Home.

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