MILWAUKEE – The City of Milwaukee Health Department will open its Southside Health Center (1639 S. 23rd St.) on Saturday, Feb. 7, and Keenan Health Center (3200 N. 36th St.) on Saturday, Feb. 14, to provide Milwaukee parents additional hours to access free school-required immunizations, including the Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine. Clinic hours will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days.
Wisconsin law requires that children be immunized against a range of illnesses, such as mumps, measles, and pertussis, in order to attend school and child care settings. These special clinics are being offered to assist parents in complying with state law to avoid children being excluded from school.
The MHD offers regular immunization clinic hours on the below dates and times:
Mondays Southside Health Center (1639 S. 23rd St.) 3-6 p.m.
Tuesdays Southside Health Center (1639 S. 23rd St.) 1-4 p.m.
Wednesdays Northwest Health Center (7630 W. Mill Rd.) 3-6 p.m.
Fridays Keenan Health Center (3200 N. 36th St.) 8-11 a.m.
For more information, or to use the Vaccine Finder to locate a vaccine clinic near you, visit www.milwaukee.gov/health.
Lanes still available for annual fundraising event supporting the Columbia St. Mary’s Foundation and the City of Milwaukee Health Department
Bucks Press Office
The Milwaukee Bucks are aiming to strike down breast cancer with the 8th annual Bucks “Bowl Over Breast Cancer” bowling outing. This year’s event will take place from 2-5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, at AMF Bowlero Lanes in Wauwatosa (11737 W. Burleigh St.).
Lanes are still available, and individuals or teams of six can reserve their space online at www.bucks.com/bowl or in person at the upcoming Bucks home games vs. Detroit on Saturday, Jan. 24, or vs. Portland on Saturday, Jan. 31 (on the 200-level concourse outside section 225). Registration starts at $40 per person and includes two games of bowling, shoe rental, a commemorative Bucks “Bowl Over Breast Cancer” T-shirt, a gift bag and two lower-level tickets to the Feb. 11 game vs. Sacramento. Bowlers registering in person at upcoming Bucks games will also be entered into a raffle to win one of 10 NBA Fit Week shirts.
In addition to a fun-filled afternoon of bowling with the Bucks, including mascot Bango and members of the Milwaukee Bucks Dancers, this year’s event will feature a silent auction, treasure tree and 50/50 raffle, with all proceeds benefitting the Columbia St. Mary’s Foundation Breast Cancer Program and the City of Milwaukee Health Department’s Milwaukee Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Program. Both organizations support programs providing cancer screening, diagnosis, education and support for Wisconsin women.
For more information on the Bucks “Bowl Over Breast Cancer” event, log on to www.bucks.com/bowl.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sarah DeRoo (MHD) Brooke VandeBerg (MPL)
January 21, 2015
MILWAUKEE – With just weeks remaining to purchase health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace, Mayor Tom Barrett is continuing a joint partnership with the Milwaukee Enrollment Network and Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) to offer walk-in support in accessing the online Marketplace at select MPL branches.
“We are continuing a great collaboration this enrollment period,” said Mayor Tom Barrett. “As individuals continue to renew their health care coverage or explore new options available to them, we are offering those who need assistance accessing the online Marketplace a friendly place to go with trained staff who can answer their questions.”
Seven MPL branches will offer assistance during the below times prior to the February 15 deadline:
Washington Park Library Mondays 1-5 p.m. Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Feb. 9
2121 N. Sherman Blvd.
Capitol Library Wednesdays 12-3:30 p.m. Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11
3969 N. 74th St.
Mill Road Library Wednesdays 12-3:30 p.m. Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11
6431 N. 76th St.
Central Library Wednesdays 3:30-5 p.m. Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11
814 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Forest Home Library Wednesdays 4:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11 1432 W. Forest Home Ave.
Martin Luther King Library Wednesdays 5-8 p.m. Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11
310 W. Locust St.
Center Street Library Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 7, Feb. 14
2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave.
The special hours at MPL branches are staffed by trained individuals from Covering Kids & Families, Milwaukee Health Services, Inc., and the City of Milwaukee Health Department.
Individuals with questions regarding the Health Insurance Marketplace are encouraged to visit www.healthcare.gov or call (800) 318-2596. For local assistance, area residents can dial 2-1-1 to be connected to an assister in their area.
December 3, 2014
Milwaukee Public TV’s program Black Nouveau featured D&R’s HIV testing coordinator, Ronnie Grace, and former testing specialist Chris Lee on last week’s program in honor of World AIDS Day. Grace and Lee talked about their own diagnoses and how the virus affects African American communities. They also discussed D&R’s work to reduce HIV transmission through testing, education, and supporting individuals at high risk.
Black Nouveau is produced by Everett Marshburn, the recipient of Diverse and Resilient’s 2013 Bayard Rustin Leadership Award.
Health Communications Officer
City of Milwaukee Health Department
MILWAUKEE – The City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) will open its Keenan Health Center (3200 N. 36th St.) and Southside Health Center (1639 S. 23rd St.) locations from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, to provide school-required immunizations to children who are uninsured, whose insurance doesn’t cover immunizations, or children who have public health insurance such as BadgerCare Plus or Medicaid.
Wisconsin Law requires that children be immunized against a range of illnesses such as mumps, measles, and pertussis in order to attend school and child care settings. These special clinics are offered to assist parents in complying with state law to avoid children being excluded from school.
The MHD cannot provide immunizations to children or adults with private insurance. Those with private insurance must contact a health care provider for all immunization services.
For more information, visit www.milwaukee.gov/health.
Dustin Weis: Public Relations Supervisor -Milwaukee City Clerk & Common Council
Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II invites residents to two events taking place on Friday, October 10 to celebrate the heritage and housing in the Washington Park neighborhood and the Lisbon Avenue area.
The Washington Park Neighborhood Housing Tour will offer participants a look at featured Habitat for Humanity homes, including a newly-built home and two newly-rehabbed homes. A tour bus will pick up at Muneer’s Studio.
At the same time, the Lisbon Avenue Arts Festival will be taking place from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the corner of 34th Street and Lisbon Avenue. The event will feature food vendors including Amaranth Bakery and BJ’s BBQ, free cooking demonstrations, Artists Working in Education free art activities, an Express Yourself Milwaukee Good EATS Open Mic event and Washington Park artists.
To learn more, visit washingtonparkpartners.org.
|What: Washington Park
Neighborhood Housing Tour
When: Friday, October 10
from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Muneer’s Studio
3328 W. Lisbon Ave.
|What: Lisbon Avenue
When: Friday, October 10
from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: 34th and Lisbon
MILWAUKEE – Mayor Tom Barrett has announced the City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) has been awarded $3.9 million over the next three years to support the MHD Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program in Milwaukee. The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is part of more than $112 million in grants awarded to 39 local and state government agencies and research institutions to protect children and families from lead-based paint and other health and safety hazards in the home environment.
“The city of Milwaukee has made substantial progress, decreasing the prevalence of lead poisoning in children under 6 years of age from 34 percent of children to 3.3 percent,” said Mayor Tom Barrett. “This funding will ensure our ability to continue work to provide lead-safe housing in Milwaukee.
The MHD Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has traditionally promoted community screening and testing of children for lead poisoning and conducted inspections of residential housing units for lead-based paint hazards. Since 1997, more than 16,000 housing units have been made lead safe through MHD efforts. The current HUD funding will allow the MHD to provide approximately 700 additional lead-safe housing units primarily for low-income families and through the rehabilitation of foreclosed properties.
“In cities with older housing stock such as Milwaukee, lead poisoning remains a significant environmental health threat to children residing in or visiting properties with lead-based paint hazards,” said Commissioner of Health Bevan K. Baker. “Lead poisoning in young children has been linked to learning and behavioral problems that can affect a person’s ability to succeed and become productive later in life. Reducing lead hazards in our community is essential to the life-long health of our youngest residents.”
For additional information on the grant award, find the HUD press release here.
For more information on the City of Milwaukee Health Department’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, visit www.milwaukee.gov/health.