Advocacy resources

Political Process 101

The Political Process 101 provides background on how the Wisconsin Legislature works.

Voting & elections

Kids can't vote, you can help be their voice. Learn more about Wisconsin elections, including important dates, deadlines, how to register to vote, and request an absentee ballot.

Learn about lobbying

Health Care Advocacy 101 includes information about lobbying.

Talking to your legislators

Know who represents you in the state assembly and senate and at the federal level. They want to hear from you. Tell your story and why children's health and well-being are important to you, your family and your community.

Medicaid 101

Medicaid Overview explains how this program helps kids and impacts Children's Wisconsin.

Children's impact in the community

See Children's map with locations and volumes throughout Wisconsin.

Community benefits

We support the community through numerous programs and services that improve the health of children and strengthen families. View our 2020 Community Benefits Report.

Community health needs assessment

We focus many of our resources on improving the health outcomes of the children in greatest need in the areas served by our hospitals in Milwaukee and Neenah. These community reports outline the needs of these communities and how we are addressing them.

340B Program

340B program savings from drug manufacturers allow Children’s Wisconsin to fund programs that help optimize the delivery of care and expand access to critical health care services in our community to improve the health and well-being of children. Children’s is committed to the 340B Program goals of stretching scarce resources to reach our most vulnerable patients and ensuring program integrity through regular staff training, ongoing education, and rigorous oversight provided by internal and external experts. To learn more about impact of the 340B program on Children’s and our patients please contact

Wisconsin Hospital Association HEAT Network

The Wisconsin Hospital Association's grass roots advocacy program, the Hospitals Education & Advocacy Team (HEAT) provides you with information, insight, strategy and assistance to help share legislative issues that impact hospitals and the communities they serve. Learn more and sign up now >>>

Speak Now for Kids

Speak Now for Kids is a national online child advocacy network designed to help raise awareness of the unique health care system challenges children and families face. You can learn about issues affecting children's health, share and read stories, and support public policies that benefit kids and families.

Contact us

For information about our advocacy efforts, email us.