Top 10 Reasons to Take the Federal Funds to Improve BadgerCare

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides funding for states to expand health insurance coverage for low-income adults who have income below 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL). That part of the ACA gave Wisconsin a great opportunity to close a very large gap in BadgerCare – coverage for “childless adults” (adults who aren’t custodial parents of a dependent child). Continue reading

The New Health Insurance Landscape Infographic

As the new Marketplace Open Enrollment begins here’s an updated version of our infographic detailing how different groups are affected by the new health insurance landscape. Continue reading

A Light at the End of a Long Tunnel for JJDPA Reauthorization?

You may recall that Sen. Whitehouse and Sen. Grassley introduced a bill to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) late in the last congressional session. But, clearly Sen. Grassley, now in the majority, is being a leading … Continue reading

YoungStar in Wisconsin Analysis of Data as of July 2014

The brief describes the remarkable progress made in the implementation of YoungStar statewide, including information on ratings statewide and by region, efforts to help programs improve, and considerations and challenges for the future. Continue reading

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Numbers Don’t Lie – Time for a Change in the Age of Adult Jurisdiction

The most recent figures available from the Department of Justice continue the amazing trend of declining numbers of Wisconsin juveniles being arrested each year.  Between 2009 and 2013 the number of juveniles arrested declined by over 30,000, representing a decrease … Continue reading

A New Look at the Compelling Case against Leaving Medicaid Dollars on the Table

Recent Developments Bolster New “Top Ten” List of Reasons to Tap Wisconsin’s Share of Medicaid Funding    As new BadgerCare enrollment figures have become available and we’ve learned more about the state budget bill, it has become even more obvious that our state … Continue reading

Celebrating the Affordable Care Act’s 5th Anniversary

On Monday, March 23, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) turns five. Like many five year olds, the ACA enters its fifth year following some turbulent early years but also astounding growth and progress. While there are numerous aspects of the … Continue reading

Wisconsin receives $11 million to support pregnant women, children and families

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Wisconsin an $11 million grant to continue and expand the Family Foundations Comprehensive home Visiting (FFHV) program in Wisconsin. The FFHV program is a joint effort by the Department of … Continue reading

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March 25: An Evening with the Race to Equity Team

Come to the American Family DreamBank to meet the members of the Race to Equity Project and get an update on what they’re working on and how they are moving forward to address racial disparities in Dane County. While at … Continue reading

The Race to Equity Project’s Statement on the Death of Tony Robinson

The Race to Equity Project is deeply saddened by the news that Tony Robinson, a 19 year old African American male, was shot and killed by a Madison police officer. Tony was a loving son, brother and valued friend. He … Continue reading

Issues & Ales

In light of the events surrounding the death of Tony Robinson the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families and the Race to Equity Project have decided to cancel this Wednesday, March 11th Issues and Ales panel discussion. The scheduled panel discussion conflicts with other mobilization activities scheduled for this week. We encourage you to find other opportunities in our community and become engaged. Continue reading

Support for early childhood education is bipartisan: Comments from Governors all across the country

Is investing in early learning and development a bipartisan issue? Yes, according to a recent post by Eye on Early Education: Governors Across America Talk About Early Childhood Education. The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) reports, “According to the Education … Continue reading