News and events

Initial business case for coordinated team-based care

This initial business case provides the evidence and argument for Medicaid to move toward a coordinated team-based care framework that bridges the gap between clinical care services, and prevention and self-management services through value-based financing. View business case.

Karen Ordinans honored with Carol Graham Lifetime Achievement Award

This May at the 2017 Wisconsin Public Health Association (WPHA) Annual Conference, Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin executive director, Karen Ordinans was honored with the Carol Graham Lifetime Achievement Award. This award was created in honor of the late Carol Graham with the purpose “to recognize special career spanning contributions, through leadership, advocacy or service to public health in Wisconsin”.The Alliance thanks Karen for her continuous support, dedication and passion as executive director and all she has done and continues to do for children and families in Wisconsin. Congratulations Karen!

Kristen Grimes named Wisconsin Public Health Association president elect

Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin's senior project manager for our asthma initiative, Kristen Grimes, MAOM, MCHES, has been named president elect of the Wisconsin Public Health Association (WPHA). WPHA is a statewide organization with the mission of “building a healthier, safer Wisconsin through policy and partnership.” Kristen will serve as the WPHA president elect for the remainder of 2017 and then as president in 2018. Kristen has been a WPHA member for the majority of her career and has been heavily involved in the organization’s various committees. Congratulations Kristen!

Matt Crespin installed as Vice President of American Dental Hygienists' Association

Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH, associate director, Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin recently was elected and installed as Vice President of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA). For the previous two years Matt served on the national board as the District VII Trustee representing Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The ADHA represents the professional interests of more than 185,000 dental hygienists across the country. Matt’s term as vice president runs through June of 2018. Congratulations Matt! 

Reach Out and Read Wisconsin featured in Wisconsin Medical Journal

Jonathon Fricke, MD, MPH completed his Capstone project with Reach Out and Read Wisconsin. His Capstone investigated the impact of Reach Out and Read on parent-child early literacy habits. Read more about his article, recently published in the Wisconsin Medical Journal. 

Reach Out and Read Wisconsin Madison Mallards baseball game

Join Reach Out and Read Wisconsin on Sunday, July 30 for a Madison Mallards baseball game! Great fun for the whole family and a portion of ticket price benefits Reach Out and Read Wisconsin. Ticket price of $28 includes food and soda for 90 minutes prior to 4:05 p.m. game start. Admission for children 5 years and younger are free if they do not require a seat. Click here for more information. Click here to purchase tickets. Use promo code READ at check out.

Sack Plaque raises $11,700 for Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile

For its second year in a row Delta Dental of Wisconsin teamed up with Packers Radio Network during this NFL season for Sack Plaque. For each Green Bay Packer sack during the 2015-16 season Delta Dental of Wisconsin donated $100 to our Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile program. In the month of December and through the playoff games this donation was raised to $500 per Packer sack. At the end of the season 53 sacks resulted in a $11,700 donation to Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile! A big thank you to Delta Dental of Wisconsin and Packers Radio Network. Go Pack Go!

Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 Baseline and Health Disparities Report

Just released - The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has published the Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 Baseline and Health Disparities Report.

America’s Health Ranking Report

Wisconsin ranked 16 when compared to other states. Learn more and view the rankings. Also view the Wisconsin summary.


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2017 Oral Health Conference

October 3 - 4 
Stevens Point, WI
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Reach Out and Read Wisconsin Annual Meeting

October 20 
Wisconsin Dells, WI
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2017 Maternal Child Health Summit

November 14 - 15  
Wisconsin Dells, WI
More information coming soon

American Lung Association in Wisconsin

November 16
Brookfield, WI
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