2017 KIDS COUNT® Data Book

Boosted by sound federal, state and local policy investments, Wisconsin’s children experienced marked progress in well-being placing the state 12th in the nation for overall child well-being, according to 2017 KIDS COUNT® Data Book. The annual Data Book uses 16 … Continue reading

Medicaid at Risk in Wisconsin

Medicaid and the closely related Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are a partnership between states and the federal government to provide access to health care services for low-income children, pregnant women, adults, seniors, and people with disabilities. Read more…   … Continue reading

Death Toll: Wisconsin Children Killed with Guns

Wisconsin has made significant headway in keeping children safe from firearms, but progress has stalled in recent years. Between 1999 and 2009, the number of children killed with guns dropped by more than a third, but since 2010 the number of children killed each year has stayed fairly level Continue reading

Changes to the Affordable Care Act: What’s At Risk In Wisconsin

Enactment of the House health care plan, known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA), would affect most Wisconsinites. But even if it is not enacted, actions taken by Congress and President Trump imperil the subsidized Marketplace insurance plans that … Continue reading

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Congressional Plans to Gut the ACA and Medicaid will Reverse Gains Made in Children’s Access to Care

The Senate is considering even deeper cuts to Medicaid funding than those proposed by the House in the American Health Care Act.  These cuts would negatively impact the gains made in health care access for children across the nation.  A … Continue reading

New Study: YoungStar Needs Help

A new study: Rating YoungStar – How Wisconsin’s child care quality rating and improvement measures up by the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute (WPRI) carefully analyzes the last few years of YoungStar, with many recommendations for improvement.

Despite Pence’s Claims, the ACA Has Had a Huge Positive Effect in Wisconsin

Vice President Pence is headed to Milwaukee this Saturday in an attempt to build support for repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The Vice President and Governor Walker plan to put a spotlight on a few Wisconsinites who are unhappy … Continue reading

Medicaid is Vital to Rural Communities

Medicaid provides health care for nearly 1.2 million Wisconsinites in all parts of the state, but a new study shows that it is especially important for children in rural areas.

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WCCF Announces Scholarship Winners

The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families is excited to announce that Evelyn Cuellar of Madison West High School, Elijah Holmes of Madison East High School, Karla Garcia of Spencer High School, and CeCe Brown of Oshkosh West High School … Continue reading

Step Forward for Kids on September 21, 2016

For 135 years the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families has been working hard to move children and families forward-whether that meant fighting tuberculosis in the 1890’s, helping families access mental health services in the 1950’s, or advocating for fair … Continue reading

Race to Equity Scholarship Announcement

The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families and Race to Equity are pleased to announce the availability of four “Race to Equity” scholarships for spring 2017 high school graduates who plan to enroll in secondary education or vocational training. One $1000 and one $500 scholarship will be awarded to two Dane County high school graduates. One $1000 and one $500 scholarship will be awarded to two high school graduates outside of Dane County and within the state of Wisconsin. Continue reading

Celebrate with the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families

We are celebrating you and everything you do to support the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families. Over the years, you have helped improve the lives of every child in our state. Now we want to say “Thanks!” Thursday, April … Continue reading