What are the GLWI and SSCHC?
Great Lakes Water Institute (GLWI) and the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center (SSCHC) along with a grant from Wisconsin Coastal Management are collaborating to develop an action plan to raise awareness of the river and its current condition by engaging residents living nearby, and to restore the Kinnickinnic River to a more healthy and natural state.
About Great Lakes WATER Institute (GLWI)
Great Lakes WATER Institute
As part of the graduate school of the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, the Great Lakes WATER Institute (GLWI) is the only major aquatic research facility studying the Great Lakes in the country. Owned by the University of Wisconsin System in 1973 and located in Milwaukee's inner harbor (along the Kinnickinnic River), GLWI conducts multidisciplinary and interactive quality scientific research of the Great Lakes, its ecology, and related environmental issues. In addition, GLWI collaborates with other organizations to promote educational outreach programs throughout the University of WI-Milwaukee campus and for other educational institutions.
About Sixteenth Street Community Health Center (SSCHC)
The Sixteenth Street Community Health Center (SSCHC) is a nonprofit health care provider to Milwaukee’s near south side neighborhoods. In operation since 1969, SSCHC has delivered high quality and broad based community health services to a population that has been designated by the federal government as medically under served.
Our service delivery area boundaries are:
- North: Menomonee River Valley
The Sixteenth Street Community Health Center (SSCHC) has recognized an important correlation between the economic and environmental conditions in which our families live and their ability to access appropriate medical care and lead healthy lives. To help address the economic and environmental challenges that exist in our neighborhoods, SSCHC’s Department of Environmental Health coordinates its Sustainable Development Initiative, which works with a broad collection of partners to identify, understand and address economic, environmental and community-based factors that lead to poor health among our clients.