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All kids deserve a safe and nurturing upbringing at home and in their community. They should ride in proper car seats, be safe from gun violence, and live in homes where parents understand the dangers of Shaken Baby Syndrome.

WCCF Outlines Drawbacks of Potentially Reducing Coverage for Pregnant Women

As we have indicated before, the budget bill contains a provision that would end BadgerCare coverage of pregnant women over 133% of the federal poverty level. As introduced, the bill would make those women eligible for prenatal care via the current coverage for “unborn children,” which is known as BadgerCare Plus (BC+) Prenatal. WCCF sent […]

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February 11 is National 2-1-1 Day!

A surprising number of people don’t know about calling 2-1-1.  To help increase awareness, February 11 was designated national 2-1-1 Day. 2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about critical health and human services available in their communities.  It provides free and confidential information and referral to human services […]

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Crossover Youth: What can we learn about why some kids in the child welfare system end up in the delinquency system? And, some don’t?

New research led by Joseph P. Ryan at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation through its Models for Change initiative, affirms (not surprisingly) that the likelihood of future delinquency involvement is higher for youth who were referred to the child protective service system […]

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Beloit’s Lifecourse Initiative Develops Plans to Combat Infant Mortality

The Beloit area is getting closer to implementing a comprehensive strategy for reducing the city’s high infant mortality rate, particularly among African American babies. After almost two years of collecting data, meeting with community members, and considering alternatives, the Beloit Chapter of the Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families (LIHF) has developed a plan to decrease […]

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Several Proposed Study Committees Would Tackle Children’s Issues

In the interim period between biennial sessions, the Legislative Council creates various special committees – comprised of legislators and public members – to study a broad range of issues and develop policy recommendations. This week the Legislative Council co-chairs released a list of the special committees that they proposed to initiate this summer, and they […]

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Celebrating Minority Health Month and the ACA: An Important Issue for Wisconsin Kids

Kids of all backgrounds need health coverage and access to quality care. As we reflect on April as Minority Health Month, we are grateful that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is already working – and will continue to improve health care choices and outcomes – for kids and families. For minority children in Wisconsin, celebrating […]

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