Read the new 2017 KIDS COUNT® Data Book to learn about policies that can create a brighter future for kids in Wisconsin.
Learn more about the ongoing challenges of child poverty in Wisconsin and how we can move forward so that every child and family has the opportunity to succeed. Read our new report “Increasing Economic Security for Every Wisconsin Family.”
By closing tax loopholes, Wisconsin will have the resources to give every community the things it needs to thrive: better schools, better health care, and an economy that works for all of us. Read “A Wisconsin Budget for All.”
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 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
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
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
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
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.
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 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.
The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families and the Race to Equity Project are pleased to announce the availability of two “Race to Equity” scholarships for spring 2018 high school graduates who plan to enroll in secondary education or vocational training. Continue reading
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
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
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