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

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Browse Health.govs #HP2030 objectives to learn about national goals to improve health — and see how these goals align wi...
09/18/2020

Browse Health.govs #HP2030 objectives to learn about national goals to improve health — and see how these goals align with your community's health priorities: http://bit.ly/39mPUSg

What are some ways parents can help their child transition to self-management of their asthma or allergies? Board-certif...
09/17/2020
Ask the Allergist: How to Help Teenagers Transition to Asthma and Allergy Self-Care | Allergy & Asthma Network

What are some ways parents can help their child transition to self-management of their asthma or allergies? Board-certified allergist and Allergy & Asthma Network Medical Director Don Bukstein, MD. answers questions from parents about teaching teenagers take more responsibility for their asthma self-management.

http://ow.ly/frF550BdOW9

Dr. Don Bukstein advises parents on how to get their adolescent or teen to take on more responsibility of managing their allergies or asthma.

The Association for Death Education and Counseling's September 22  webinar will feature licensed psychologist Julie Kapl...
09/16/2020

The Association for Death Education and Counseling's September 22 webinar will feature licensed psychologist Julie Kaplow, who will speak on the topic of understanding childhood grief during #COVID19.

Sign up here: http://adec.mycrowdwisdom.com/diweb/catalog

Today is World #Ozone Day! Receive your daily air quality report by entering your zip code here: https://www.airnow.gov/
09/16/2020

Today is World #Ozone Day! Receive your daily air quality report by entering your zip code here: https://www.airnow.gov/

Bright by Text helps parents and caregivers by providing tips, information, resources and more! You can sign up to recei...
09/14/2020
Bright By Text

Bright by Text helps parents and caregivers by providing tips, information, resources and more! You can sign up to receive the useful resources by texting BRIGHT to 27448.

Learn more here: https://brightbytext.org/home

Bright by Text provides quality information and trusted resources to parents and caregivers of children prenatal to age eight.

09/11/2020
Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin

Have you seen our latest Wisconsin Oral Health Conference video?Check it out if you haven't!

Have you heard?👂🏼👀 The Wisconsin Oral Health Conference is going virtual!

🦷Join the Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition on September 29 and 30 for this year’s conference themed Oral Health Progress Through Policy.🦷

Thank you to WOHC steering committee members Elizabeth Sheehan, Tina Sopiwnik and Tena Springer for helping us spread the word!🤩🥳

Register here: https://bit.ly/32apCjJ #OralHealth #WOHC

Work with Health.gov to improve health outcomes in communities nationwide! Explore #HP2030 resources: http://bit.ly/39mP...
09/10/2020

Work with Health.gov to improve health outcomes in communities nationwide! Explore #HP2030 resources:

http://bit.ly/39mPUSg

COVID-19 has changed a lot of things in regards to work, home and school environments and these changes impact both chil...
09/10/2020
Well-being of Parents and Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A National Survey

COVID-19 has changed a lot of things in regards to work, home and school environments and these changes impact both children and adults alike. The American Academy of Pediatrics conducted a national survey to understand the well-being of children and parents during the pandemic.

Learn more in the link below.

http://ow.ly/elWN50Bl0LO

BACKGROUND: As the coronavirus disease pandemic spread across the United States and protective measures to mitigate its impact were enacted, parents and children experienced widespread disruptions in daily life. Our objective with this national survey was to determine how the pandemic and mitigation...

Schools that have in-person classes have special considerations to keep in mind such as how to social distance and how t...
09/09/2020
COVID-19 and Back to School: A message from the Wisconsin Asthma Coalition - Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin

Schools that have in-person classes have special considerations to keep in mind such as how to social distance and how to keep classrooms and common areas clean.

For students with asthma, the use of harsh cleaning chemicals may pose additional risks. Read the Wisconsin Asthma Coalition's memo on back to school safety and considerations to keep in mind for students with pre-existing conditions. #Asthma #COVID19 #WAC

School boards, government officials and families are weighing many variables …

Two more virtual ASQ Training Institutes were added this year! The trainings are Oct. 7-9 and Nov. 4-6 and cover informa...
09/09/2020
Seminars & Institutes | Brookes Publishing Co.

Two more virtual ASQ Training Institutes were added this year! The trainings are Oct. 7-9 and Nov. 4-6 and cover information on instructing others in using ASQ®-3 and ASQ®:SE-2.

The training covers scoring questionnaires, interpreting and discussing results and more.

Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3jfrvCB

This hands-on training provides participants with the practice they need to ensure accurate and reliable scoring of the ACIRI.

09/08/2020

Have you heard?👂🏼👀 The Wisconsin Oral Health Conference is going virtual!

🦷Join the Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition on September 29 and 30 for this year’s conference themed Oral Health Progress Through Policy.🦷

Thank you to WOHC steering committee members Elizabeth Sheehan, Tina Sopiwnik and Tena Springer for helping us spread the word!🤩🥳

Register here: https://bit.ly/32apCjJ #OralHealth #WOHC

Kids being able to see themselves and their families in a book is so important. Check out these 31 books filled with div...
09/07/2020
20 Picture Books for 2020: Readings to Embrace Race, Provide Solace & Do Good

Kids being able to see themselves and their families in a book is so important. Check out these 31 books filled with diverse characters from Embrace Race! bit.ly/31uMHyz

As scholars, writers, and parents who use books to connect with our children and spark conversations with them, we’ve developed this book list to help engage the broad range of emotions and needs of diverse children in our multiracial society.

09/04/2020

The American Lung Association has partnered with HCPLive, a clinical news and information portal for physicians, to launch a podcast series called Lungcast™.

Lungcast™ spotlights conversations with researchers, physicians, patients and advocates about hot topics impacting lung health. Check out the link below to listen to the first episode.

http://ow.ly/Zx2p50BdQIF

This article is helpful for both schools and parents about returning to in-person school in the midst of #COVID-19 from ...
09/03/2020
Return to School During COVID-19

This article is helpful for both schools and parents about returning to in-person school in the midst of #COVID-19 from the American Academy of Pediatrics #BacktoSchool bit.ly/2FX1r0M

​In order for schools to reopen, there are a number of steps they need to take to make sure students, staff and families and communities stay safe from COVID19.

School nursing assessment is always necessary, but even more so this year. There will be many times that the nurse will ...
09/02/2020
COVID-19 and Asthma Care at School - Resources for School Nurses | Allergy & Asthma Network

School nursing assessment is always necessary, but even more so this year. There will be many times that the nurse will be called upon to determine if a student’s symptoms are in line with those of COVID-19 or not.

Allergy & Asthma Network has developed an algorithm (along with care notes) for school nurses to use as they assess students with respiratory symptoms.

http://ow.ly/Fmeq50BdOPF

Learn about Allergy & Asthma Network resources available for school nurses to use to navigate the management of students with asthma.

Understanding grief is difficult for children, and those with ADHD may experience additional challenges struggling to fo...
09/01/2020
Grief Interventions for Children with ADHD

Understanding grief is difficult for children, and those with ADHD may experience additional challenges struggling to focus and apprehend what is going on.

Check out this resources from Baylor University on how children with ADHD may grieve differently and how you can help them.

http://ow.ly/pzYe50B9Fms

For children who have pre-existing diagnoses of ADHD or ADD, the manifestations of grief can exacerbate ongoing struggles with focusing and reducing stress.

What an amazing 10 years it’s been for Reach Out and Read Wisconsin, and we are excited for the next 10 and beyond! Clic...
09/01/2020

What an amazing 10 years it’s been for Reach Out and Read Wisconsin, and we are excited for the next 10 and beyond! Click on the photo to view the whole timeline!

Mark your calendars for our virtual giving day – Oct 10! #RORWI #RORWI10Years

Whether your child will be attending school in person or virtually at home, it is important to have an asthma action pla...
08/28/2020
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology | AAAAI

Whether your child will be attending school in person or virtually at home, it is important to have an asthma action plan ready to help manage asthma symptoms throughout the day.

Download a sample plan from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology today.

https://allergist.aaaai.org/plan/index.php?lang=en&mode=pick

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) is a professional membership organization focusing on research and treatment of allergic and immunologic diseases

08/27/2020

Conferences may look👀 and sound👂🏼 different during a pandemic, but they are still bringing us together!

🦷Join the Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition on September 29 and 30 for their FREE annual conference, themed Oral Health Progress Through Policy.🦷

Learn more here: https://bit.ly/32apCjJ

OSHA is helping workers figure out if they have work-related asthma and what they can do about it. Common exposure to ch...
08/26/2020
Do You Have Work-Related Asthma? -- Occupational Health & Safety

OSHA is helping workers figure out if they have work-related asthma and what they can do about it. Common exposure to chemicals, dust, mold, animals and plants often cause work-related asthma, and symptoms can start at work or several hours after leaving work and may occur with no clear pattern.

Read this article to learn more about what you can do if you have asthma at work.

http://ow.ly/wjKb50B7pZq

An OSHA guide helps define work-related asthma, informs you why you should care and tells you what to do if you have asthma from work.

August is Water Quality Month! Find out 10 things you can do to prevent stormwater runoff pollution: http://b.link/storm...
08/26/2020

August is Water Quality Month! Find out 10 things you can do to prevent stormwater runoff pollution: http://b.link/stormwater

As an adult, emergency situations are scary. But as a child, those incidents can leave a long-lasting impression on a de...
08/25/2020
Comfort for Children: How pediatric comfort kits help kids in emergency situations - Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin

As an adult, emergency situations are scary. But as a child, those incidents can leave a long-lasting impression on a developing brain.

To help children feel at ease during emergency situations, Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services for Children provides EMS agencies and emergency departments with pediatric comfort kits.

Read our story below to learn how Donna Flannery, an Emergency Medical Responder and Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC) at South Wayne Wis. Fire Dept., used her comfort kit to help children during an emergency call.

Emergency situations are traumatizing for adults, but the impact that …

08/24/2020
Health Equity Integration Throughout a Health Care System

Through the Health Equity Integration Project, Children's Mercy Kansas City’s implemented a novel approach to the consideration of health equity perspectives, such as social determinants of health, throughout a hospital system. Hear about the lessons they have learned and how you can apply similar approaches in your own workplace.

https://www.childrenshospitals.org/Events/2020/07/08/Health-Equity-Integration-Throughout-a-Health-Care-System

Through the Health Equity Integration Project, Children’s Mercy Kansas City implemented a novel approach to the consideration of health equity perspectives (e.g., disparities, diversity and inclusion, cultural competency, social determinants of health) throughout a hospital system. Hear about the ...

Happening tomorrow: the American Academy of Pediatrics is hosting a webinar to promote early childhood development durin...
08/24/2020

Happening tomorrow: the American Academy of Pediatrics is hosting a webinar to promote early childhood development during COVID-19.

Learn more here: http://ow.ly/thOe50B5Guu

08/21/2020

Can’t get enough of Reach Out and Read's podcast? Check out Julie's Library, a podcast featuring Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton. Each episode features story time with one of their favorite books and lively conversations featuring special guests and kids alike! #BooksBuildBetterBrains

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08/21/2020

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The Mindfully Aware Parenting (MAP) Study is recruiting parents of autistic and neurotypical children ages 5-18 years to help us pilot a free, 9-session mindfulness parent training course.

Please complete this short eligibility survey if you are interested: https://cutt.ly/mapstudy

Whether your children will attend school in person or online, it is important for students with asthma to have an asthma...
08/20/2020
Breathe at Ease: Kenosha students learn in asthma-friendly environments thanks to staff dedication - Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin

Whether your children will attend school in person or online, it is important for students with asthma to have an asthma-friendly environment.

Students with asthma in the Kenosha Unified School District don't have to worry, because their environment will be healthy thanks to dedication from Lindsay Deinhammer and Michelle Melotik.

Read our story to learn how Lindsay and Michelle are creating asthma-friendly environments during a pandemic.

#Asthma #ChildrensHealth #AsthmaFriendly

COVID-19 has changed many aspects of children’s lives, especially when …

Raising a child with a special health care need or a disability can be tricky. There is no road map or past experience t...
08/20/2020

Raising a child with a special health care need or a disability can be tricky. There is no road map or past experience to light the way.

The Wisconsin Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Regional Centers can help with any questions or need you may have. They have specialists waiting to take your call and answer your questions. Call the Center in your region to learn more.

Family Voices of Wisconsin has resources for parents with children of all ages. Newly added resources include informatio...
08/19/2020
Working with an IRIS Consultant | Family Voices of Wisconsin

Family Voices of Wisconsin has resources for parents with children of all ages. Newly added resources include information on to transition your teen's care to adult services with the help of an IRIS Consultant.

Learn more here: http://ow.ly/YW0c50B2xdl

Created OnAugust 10, 2020byBrigit Frank You are here: KB Home Family Voices Resources Fact Sheets Working with an IRIS Consultant < BackPrint PDF As a family new to the IRIS program, you may not know the role your IRIS Consultant has or how it differs from a Children’s Long-Term Support (CLTS) [.....

Friendly safety reminder: When packing for a summer weekend adventure that involves biking, don’t forget to pack your he...
08/19/2020

Friendly safety reminder: When packing for a summer weekend adventure that involves biking, don’t forget to pack your helmet!

#SafeKidsWI #BikeSafety #ChildrensWI

Do you have questions about schools reopening this fall? Visit the Federation for Children with Special Needs website to...
08/18/2020
Fall Schools Reopening for 2020-21 | FCSN

Do you have questions about schools reopening this fall? Visit the Federation for Children with Special Needs website to access resources tha tmay answer your questions.

https://fcsn.org/fall-schools-reopening-2020-21/

There is no one decision. Schools in the Fall of 2020 will look different and each family will need to make a choice. The Federation for Children with Special Needs has been a trusted resource for decades and we will […]

Teach children that swimming in open water is not the same as swimming in a pool. There can be uneven surfaces, currents...
08/17/2020

Teach children that swimming in open water is not the same as swimming in a pool. There can be uneven surfaces, currents, undertow and changing weather.

#SafeKidsWI #SwimSafety

Today is the 85th anniversary of #TitleV! #TitleV has helped:Reduce infant and maternal mortality🤱🏽Prevent child and ado...
08/14/2020

Today is the 85th anniversary of #TitleV!
#TitleV has helped:

Reduce infant and maternal mortality🤱🏽
Prevent child and adolescent death and injuries👶🏼
Improve access to family mental health support🧠
Increase access to quality care for pregnant and post-partum women🤰🏻

And more!

Happy 85th anniversary to #TitleV! In 1935, President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, creating Title V grants for #maternal and #child #welfare. Today, the program reaches 99% of #infants, 91% of #pregnant moms & 54% of #children: bit.ly/2PPhIXn

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Wisconsin's voice for children's health

At Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin, we work to ensure children are healthy, safe and able to thrive. Our initiatives focus on children’s asthma, early literacy, emergency care, grief and bereavement, injury prevention and death review, medical homes, and oral health.

Collaboration

We build and lead coalitions. We bring together diverse groups of people and organizations to make a difference.

Advocacy

We advocate for quality services and access for all children. Along with our partners, we work to reduce health disparities, raise awareness, influence policy and promote action on important issues.

Mobilization

We mobilize leaders and people around our key initiatives. We implement effective programs and policies and build capacity with our partners to drive change.

Support

We provide education, training and support for health professionals and families in our community. We ensure anyone working with families is equipped to help Wisconsin children.

Learn more at CHAWisconsin.org

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