Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin

Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin We are Wisconsin’s voice for children’s health. We raise awareness, mobilize leaders, impact public health and implement programs proven to work.

Our mission is to ensure Wisconsin children are healthy, safe and able to thrive.

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09/20/2021

#ChildPassengerSafetyWeek is the perfect time to make sure your child is in the right seat.

Is your child in the right car seat? Whatever their size, get tips for choosing and using the right car seat for your child at NHTSA.gov/TheRightSeat.

#DYK Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week is September 19-25? Help raise awareness by sharing these free resources that...
09/19/2021
Child Passenger Safety Week | CPS Board

#DYK Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week is September 19-25? Help raise awareness by sharing these free resources that highlight the proper use of car seats, boosters and seat belts in order to prevent injuries and fatalities during transportation.

https://www.cpsboard.org/child-passenger-safety-week/

On average, two children under 13 were killed per day in 2016 while riding in cars, SUVs, pickups or vans, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Many times injuries and deaths can be prevented through proper use of car seats, boosters and seat belts.

Group sports are an integral part of a child’s learning and development and while fun and positive team spirit are the i...
09/14/2021
10 Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries in Kids and Teens

Group sports are an integral part of a child’s learning and development and while fun and positive team spirit are the intention, unintentional injuries can happen. Check out Johns Hopkins tips for preventing sport injuries in kids and teens.

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/sports-injuries/10-tips-for-preventing-sports-injuries-in-kids-and-teens

Young athletes push themselves harder than ever before. Here are some tips for parents to help their kids avoid injuries and keep them healthy and in the game.

September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month. Do you know about developmental screening -- when it's needed, what it e...
09/08/2021
Developmental Screening - Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin

September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month.

Do you know about developmental screening -- when it's needed, what it encompasses or even what it means? Learn ↓ from the Wisconsin Medical Home Initiative.

https://www.chawisconsin.org/initiatives/medical-home/developmental-screening/

We want all children to have the tools and support they need to reach their full potential. Developmental screening helps ensure children with delays have timely access to the resources they need. We provide clinicians with virtual or onsite, no-cost training to integrate developmental screening wit...

09/07/2021
School Safety - National Safety Council

We hope you had a safe and healthy holiday weekend!

Now that most kids have gone back to school, it's important to stay safe on the way there! Whether you are walking, biking or driving there's a few safety tips you should always keep in mind.

https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/seasonal-safety/back-to-school

As summer draws to a close and children start heading back to school, family life can get pretty hectic. It's important to remember – and share with your children – some key tips that will help keep them safe and healthy throughout the school year.

Schools play a key role in crisis prevention and intervention. When a critical incident occurs in or by a school, planni...
09/03/2021
Wisconsin Safe & Healthy Schools | Every child safe, healthy and connected | West Salem, WI

Schools play a key role in crisis prevention and intervention. When a critical incident occurs in or by a school, planning for the immediate aftermath and emotional response is important for aiding in a return to normal.

Wisconsin Safe & Healthy Schools provides direct or regional training for schools in planning for critical incidents.

https://www.wishschools.org/

Restorative Practices Connections New Restorative Practices Services Available:  Join the RP Connections! Read More Read More on Restorative Practices Connections Mental Health Screening Resource Guide Available The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has a Mental Health Screening Resource ...

Southeast WI Grief Network is holding their 12th annual Grief Education Conference September 16th. Grief expert Dr. Ken ...
09/02/2021

Southeast WI Grief Network is holding their 12th annual Grief Education Conference September 16th. Grief expert Dr. Ken Doka is presenting on grief complications during the pandemic.

Learn more: http://www.sewgn.com/events--education.html

Southeast WI Grief Network is holding their 12th annual Grief Education Conference September 16th. Grief expert Dr. Ken Doka is presenting on grief complications during the pandemic.

Learn more: http://www.sewgn.com/events--education.html

Today marks the last day of #WorldWaterWeek!Water is crucial to overall health, and fluoridated water carries even more ...
08/27/2021

Today marks the last day of #WorldWaterWeek!

Water is crucial to overall health, and fluoridated water carries even more benefits. Do you know how #fluoride helps build strong teeth? This graphic from the CDC shows how fluoride works to prevent cavities.

Today marks the last day of #WorldWaterWeek!

Water is crucial to overall health, and fluoridated water carries even more benefits. Do you know how #fluoride helps build strong teeth? This graphic from the CDC shows how fluoride works to prevent cavities.

08/26/2021
How Dogs Can Help with Depression | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Today is National Dog Day!🐶⭐️

Our furry friends bring so much joy to our lives, but did you know that dogs are proven to help with mental health? Dogs can reduce stress, anxiety and loneliness while encouraging exercise.

Do you have a furry friend in your life? Show us in the comments!

Did you know that dogs can play an integral part in your emotional well-being? Studies show that dogs reduce stress, anxiety and depression, ease loneliness, encourage exercise and improve your all-around health.

The new #school year is slowly inching closer toward its start!Having a safe school environment, especially for children...
08/24/2021
Safe, Strong & Healthy Schools: COVID, Children w/ Medical Complexity, and Schools (Dr. Ryan Coller)

The new #school year is slowly inching closer toward its start!

Having a safe school environment, especially for children and youth with special health care needs, is crucial to having a healthy learning environment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3Gmb5D87Vc

Safe, Strong & Healthy Schools is a presentation and conversation series with Wisconsin doctors, educators, scientists, and leaders about schools and child h...

#DYK -  a car seat that has been involved in a moderate to severe crash should NEVER be used again? Check out this flyer...
08/20/2021

#DYK - a car seat that has been involved in a moderate to severe crash should NEVER be used again? Check out this flyer from Safe Kids Wisconsin to learn more!

http://ow.ly/YsBN50FUlLf

#DYK - a car seat that has been involved in a moderate to severe crash should NEVER be used again? Check out this flyer from Safe Kids Wisconsin to learn more!

http://ow.ly/YsBN50FUlLf

Paramedic McPartlin is 1 of over 150 PECCs in Wisconsin! Having a #PECC at your EMS agency ensures that all children wil...
08/17/2021

Paramedic McPartlin is 1 of over 150 PECCs in Wisconsin! Having a #PECC at your EMS agency ensures that all children will receive the best care possible in all situations!

Interested in adding a PECC to your agency? Learn more: https://www.chawisconsin.org/initiatives/emergency-care/resources-for-peccs/

We are proud to announce that Paramedic Marjorie McPartlin has been appointed as the Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC) for Lifestar EMS. The PECC is an important position that ensures quality, pediatric-focused training and care for our littlest patients. Paramedic McPartlin will serve as the point of contact for pediatric emergency medicine-related issues at Lifestar EMS, and will be actively involved with the Lifestar Training & Education Center to ensure that all our providers remain trained to the highest standards of care for pediatric patients. We wish Paramedic McPartlin the best and congratulate her on stepping up to take on such an important role.

#Asthma and #OralHealth are connected!As a dental professional, there are various steps you can take to make your enviro...
08/16/2021

#Asthma and #OralHealth are connected!

As a dental professional, there are various steps you can take to make your environment asthma friendly such as knowing what some possible triggers are and knowing possible symptoms to look out for.

Learn more: www.chawisconisn.org/asthma

#Asthma and #OralHealth are connected!

As a dental professional, there are various steps you can take to make your environment asthma friendly such as knowing what some possible triggers are and knowing possible symptoms to look out for.

Learn more: www.chawisconisn.org/asthma

It’s back to school time! Kids with special needs often rely on devices or people to help them with activities. Safe in-...
08/11/2021

It’s back to school time! Kids with special needs often rely on devices or people to help them with activities.

Safe in-person school attendance can be hard because these children are at higher risk for COVID-19 and other infections. LEarn more about priorities and resources: reset4kids.org

It’s back to school time! Kids with special needs often rely on devices or people to help them with activities.

Safe in-person school attendance can be hard because these children are at higher risk for COVID-19 and other infections. LEarn more about priorities and resources: reset4kids.org

#DYK that asthma and oral health are connected? Some asthma and acid reflux medicines, and breathing through your mouth,...
08/09/2021

#DYK that asthma and oral health are connected?

Some asthma and acid reflux medicines, and breathing through your mouth, can make your mouth dry which then leads to cavities, gum disease and more.

Learn more: www.chawisconsin.org/asthma

#DYK that asthma and oral health are connected?

Some asthma and acid reflux medicines, and breathing through your mouth, can make your mouth dry which then leads to cavities, gum disease and more.

Learn more: www.chawisconsin.org/asthma

The Wisconsin HealthCorps program provides individuals with a unique and valuable experience.This year we were honored t...
08/06/2021

The Wisconsin HealthCorps program provides individuals with a unique and valuable experience.

This year we were honored to have Vanessa Ramirez serve as our HealthCorps Member. Vanessa got to work with each initiative while strengthening various skills and learning new ones.

Want to learn more about the Wisconsin HealthCorps program, or even apply? Visit: http://ow.ly/uGd750FLcL4

The Wisconsin HealthCorps program provides individuals with a unique and valuable experience.

This year we were honored to have Vanessa Ramirez serve as our HealthCorps Member. Vanessa got to work with each initiative while strengthening various skills and learning new ones.

Want to learn more about the Wisconsin HealthCorps program, or even apply? Visit: http://ow.ly/uGd750FLcL4

In the past year and a half, many children have missed well child visits and routine vaccines due to COVID-19. Routine c...
08/05/2021
Well-Child Visits and Recommended Vaccinations Are Essential

In the past year and a half, many children have missed well child visits and routine vaccines due to COVID-19.

Routine checkups are key to ensuring that your child is healthy. Read this piece from the CDC to learn more about the importance of regular checkups and vaccines!

http://ow.ly/m1sn50FKgos

Protect your child from serious disease with recommended vaccinations.

Properly fitting helmets can reduce the risk of head injuries by 45%, yet less than half of children under age 14 typica...
08/04/2021
Bike Safety Tips

Properly fitting helmets can reduce the risk of head injuries by 45%, yet less than half of children under age 14 typically wear a helmet when riding a bicycle.

Learn bike safety tips, including how to properly fit a helmet to keep kids safe!

https://www.safekids.org/tip/bike-safety-tips

Cycling is fun for the entire family, but both you and your kids need to be properly equipped when riding bikes, skateboards, or anything with wheels.

August is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month! Sports and recreation-related eye injuries among children are common y...
08/03/2021
NEI for Kids | National Eye Institute

August is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month! Sports and recreation-related eye injuries among children are common yet preventable.

Visit NIH's National Eye Institute website for information on how to protect your child's vision.

https://www.nei.nih.gov/learn-about-eye-health/nei-for-kids

Most people rely on their eyes to see and make sense of the world around them. Learn about your eyes, how they work, and how to keep them healthy — and discover fun eye facts!

Tomorrow is national #avocado day! Avocados carry benefits such as being nutrient rich, heart healthy and improving dige...
07/30/2021
12 health benefits of avocado

Tomorrow is national #avocado day! Avocados carry benefits such as being nutrient rich, heart healthy and improving digestion.

Check out the benefits↓

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270406

Avocados are seen on menus and in shops more than ever. So, why are they so popular? Read here about the multiple vitamins and other nutrients in an avocado, and find out 12 reasons why they are good for you. The list includes benefits for eyes, heart, joints, depression, and how they protect agains...

Wisconsin had strong #storms move through last night! When a severe storm hits, are you and your family prepared? Do you...
07/29/2021
Thunderstorm Safety

Wisconsin had strong #storms move through last night! When a severe storm hits, are you and your family prepared? Do you know the difference between a watch and a warning?

Check out this resource from the American Red Cross on storm safety tips! #StormSafety

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/thunderstorm.html

Thunderstorm safety tips from the American Red Cross. Every thunderstorm produces lightning, which kills more people each year than tornadoes or hurricanes.

The Fourth of July may have passed, but fireworks are still being lit off. #DYK that 25% of Wisconsin children are hospi...
07/26/2021
Coffee Break Bulletin

The Fourth of July may have passed, but fireworks are still being lit off.

#DYK that 25% of Wisconsin children are hospitalized due to a firework-related injury each year? Check out this resource from FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency for safety tips.

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/blog/cb-060319.html

Educating the public about safe handling of fireworks.

It is going to be 🌞H-O-T🌞 in Wisconsin this weekend! Summertime is a great time to play outside, and staying #hydrated i...
07/23/2021
Choose Water for Healthy Hydration

It is going to be 🌞H-O-T🌞 in Wisconsin this weekend!

Summertime is a great time to play outside, and staying #hydrated is extra important! Check out this article to learn about how much water kids should be drinking.

nutrition~Along with milk, plain water is the best drink choice for kids. The American Academy of Pediatrics explains why.

Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services for Children recently hosted four webinars to help improve pediatric readiness in t...
07/21/2021

Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services for Children recently hosted four webinars to help improve pediatric readiness in the emergency department:

Get ready to be peds ready: https://vimeo.com/575858570
Head trauma and CT use: https://vimeo.com/575869423
Simulation to improve readiness: https://vimeo.com/575872524
Behavioral and mental health: https://vimeo.com/575875870

Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services for Children recently hosted four webinars to help improve pediatric readiness in the emergency department:

Get ready to be peds ready: https://vimeo.com/575858570
Head trauma and CT use: https://vimeo.com/575869423
Simulation to improve readiness: https://vimeo.com/575872524
Behavioral and mental health: https://vimeo.com/575875870

#DYK that sunscreen should be reapplied every 2 hours? Stay safe this #summer!
07/20/2021

#DYK that sunscreen should be reapplied every 2 hours? Stay safe this #summer!

#DYK that sunscreen should be reapplied every 2 hours? Stay safe this #summer!

Playgorunds are fun, but they can be dangerous if you're not cautious. Learn how your family can be safe here↓http://ow....
07/19/2021

Playgorunds are fun, but they can be dangerous if you're not cautious. Learn how your family can be safe here↓

http://ow.ly/Dgdz50Fz8Pc

Playgorunds are fun, but they can be dangerous if you're not cautious. Learn how your family can be safe here↓

http://ow.ly/Dgdz50Fz8Pc

#DYK allergy testing and asthma management go hand in hand? This resources guides providers and professionals through th...
07/16/2021
Allergic Asthma Diagnosis and Treatment | Allergy & Autoimmune Disease

#DYK allergy testing and asthma management go hand in hand?

This resources guides providers and professionals through this topic and how to incorporate it for all asthma patients.

https://www.thermofisher.com/diagnostic-education/hcp/us/en/allergic-asthma-diagnosis-treatment.html

Exposure to allergens or irritants to which patients are sensitized may increase asthma symptoms and precipitate asthma exacerbations in patients who have asthma. Read about proper diagnosis and care.

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