Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers today announced it will host its 2019 LATINO Health Equity Summit, “A Roadmap to Milwaukee’s Healthy Future,” on April 9 from 8:00am-3:00pm at the Italian Community Center. The second annual Summit is bringing together the biggest names in healthcare, key business and city leaders, and top area funders to ignite a conversation around Latino health equity and develop a real-time roadmap through policy, community-based strategy and cross-sector collaboration for a healthier tomorrow. Every speaker will offer a recommendation to create an action plan that the Milwaukee Latino Health Coalition will take back to work through as part of their priorities. The Summit is being presented in collaboration with the Milwaukee Latino Health Coalition.
“The Latino community with its rapidly growing population is, in many ways, the future of Milwaukee. It’s important we prepare now for the changing health needs of the city,” says Dr. Julie Schuller, President and CEO of Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers. “Strategies, policy and funding will help ensure it is a future of opportunity and health. I’m excited to bring alive this conversation and movement to action through our second annual health equity summit.”
Key speakers include Mayor Tom Barrett and Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm.
The Summit is being presented in collaboration with the Milwaukee Latino Health Coalition.
The full slate of scheduled speakers include:
Latino Health: Laying the foundation
Dr. Julie Schuller, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers
Health System Perspectives and Strategies
Andres Gonzales, Froedtert Health
Seth Teigen, Ascension Health
Policy Makers and Elected Officials
Jeanette Kowalik, Milwaukee Health Commissioner
Andrea Palm, Department of Health Services Secretary
JoCasta Zamarripa, State Representative
Trauma and Mental Health in the Latino Community
Martina Gollin-Graves, Mental Health America
Amy Lovell, REDgen
Maria Perez, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers
The State of Latino Milwaukee
Marc Levine, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Local Leaders Answer Community Questions
Ivan Gamboa, Tri City National Bank
Cristy Garcia-Thomas, Advocate Aurora Healthcare
Amy Lindner, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
Social Determinants of Health: How housing impacts health
Rafael Acevedo, City of Milwaukee
Mark Rakowski, Children’s Community Health Plan
Raphael Ramos, Legal Action of Wisconsin
Kori Schneider-Peragine, Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council
Latino Employers Health and Workplace Strategy
Griselda Aldrete, Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee
Rolando Rodriguez, Marcus Theatres
Mayor Tom Barrett
Sponsors for the 2019 Latino Health Equity Summit include Children’s Community Health Plan, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, Wells Fargo, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, Aurora Health Care, Ascension, TriCity National Bank and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.
About Sixteenth Street
For 50 years, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers has been building a healthy community, providing quality, family-based health care, health education and social services free from linguistic, cultural and economic barriers. Nearly 40,000 individuals 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.