Wisconsin’s Uninsured Rates: New Data Underscore the Importance of Preserving the Affordable Care Act

A new WCCF analysis of the recent National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) data and how the data regarding the uninsured underscores the importance of preserving the Affordable Care Act. Read more here

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

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Governors’ 2015 State of the State Addresses: Mentions of Early Care and Education

Lots of state governors, both Republicans and Democrats, are talking about Early Care and Education. Including those in our neighboring states of Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, and Indiana. But not the governor of Wisconsin.

Out of the Fire -Into the Furnace for Wisconsin’s federal Juvenile Justice Compliance

On April 21, the Senate held an oversight hearing to address concerns about OJJDP’s process for monitoring compliance with the four core protections in the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act most recently authorized in 2002. Wisconsin has been at … Continue reading

Wisconsin near the Bottom in State and Federal Spending for Public Health

Wisconsin ranks 44th nationally in state per capita spending on public health, according to a new report by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH): The $13.03 that Wisconsin spent per capita on public health in fiscal year 2013-14 is less … Continue reading

Wisconsin in the Top Ten – That Ain’t Right

The top ten of what you may ask?  Well, Wisconsin ranks as the 7th highest state in terms of referral of students in school to police and courts – with 10.2 per 1,000 students referred compared to the national average … Continue reading

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We’re Hiring!

WCCF is hiring for two new positions: Outreach and Community Engagement Coordinator and Communications Coordinator. Join us in working to ensure that every child in Wisconsin grows up in a just and nurturing family and community. To learn more about … Continue reading

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