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Derell and Etta with Rep. Gwen Moore
Patient Stories Jul 03, 2019

Milwaukee family went to D.C. to advocate for health care

Evan Solochek Writer

In just over a year, Derell went from struggling with behavioral issues to meeting with legislators in Washington, D.C., to help improve access to mental health care.

Racine School and Children
Patient Stories Jun 13, 2019

Advocating for better mental health care in schools

Tracy Oerter, MS Director

Our director of mental and behavioral health recently shared kids’ success stories with legislators in Madison in support of Assembly Bill 192.

Children
News May 23, 2019

Kids in Crisis: Provider shortage can mean long waits for mental health help

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Media Relations

As part of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Kids in Crisis" series, this story explores the need for better access to mental and behavioral health for children and discusses the practices that are already in place.

Children
Patient Stories Apr 25, 2019

Wisconsin Hospital Association’s Advocacy Day is a day to make our voices heard

Evan Solochek Writer

On April 17, 2019, more than 1,000 people descended on Madison to meet with lawmakers during the annual Wisconsin Hospital Association’s Advocacy Day.

Outside of Children
News Apr 12, 2019

Milwaukee receives $5 million grant to focus on maternal-infant health

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Media Relations

A coalition of Milwaukee organizations has been awarded a $5 million, five-year grant to implement a Milwaukee County Healthy Start Program that will support maternal-child health for African American women.

Lynn Sheets, MD, medical director of child advocacy and protective services at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
News Apr 03, 2019

New infant abuse prevention bill based on work of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin doctor

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Media Relations

Based on the work of Dr. Lynn Sheets, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin announced a new bill that would help reduce cases of infant abuse in the United States.

Parents with child in matching shirts
Patient Stories Jan 16, 2019

New Year’s resolution: Reach out. Reinforce. Repeat.

Colleen Collins Greene, DMD, MPH Pediatric Dentist

Whether you’re a patient family, someone who provides care to kids or, like me, both, we have a serious responsibility to kids in Wisconsin. We must proactively communicate with those in power who will make decisions related to the health of children.

Girl in hospital examination room
Patient Stories Nov 15, 2018

For kids in foster care, Care4Kids offers medical stability

Evan Solochek Writer

It was a chilly November afternoon in 2017 and then 16-year-old Unique once again found herself in the Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. In fact, over the last few years of her life, Unique was going to the Emergency Department once or twice a month.