Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Network

Regional Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Centers provide a system of information, referral and follow-up services so all families of children and youth with special health care needs and providers have access to complete, accurate information.  https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/cyshcn/regionalcenters.htm

Advocacy and Benefits Counseling for Health is a Wisconsin-based nonprofit public interest law firm dedicated to ensuring health care access for children and families, particularly those with special needs or who are at risk. ABC for Health’s mission is to provide health care consumers with the information, advocacy tools, legal services, and expert support to navigate through America’s complex and confusing health care financing system.  https://www.safetyweb.org/


Family Voices Of Wisconsin is a statewide network of families who have children with special health care needs and disabilities and those who work on their behalf. The focus of our work is health care access, coverage and supports and services for children with special needs. We are the home of the Family Voices State Affiliate Organization and Wisconsin’s Family to Family Health Information and Education Network.   https://www.familyvoiceswi.org/

The Wisconsin Well Badger Resource Center is a statewide public health Information and Referral (I&R) service and resource program offering a toll free phone line and website. Soon the Well Badger website will include chat, text and mobile technology that will provide linkages to information and services for women, children and families, and families with children who have special health care needs and professionals. The Well Badger Resource Center is staffed to provide information and referrals. Call the toll free number at 1-800-642-7837 OR visit https://wellbadger.org/ to access these resources.   


Wisconsin Statewide Medical Home Initiative – The purpose of the Wisconsin Statewide Medical Home Initiative (WiSMHI) is to promote the concepts of medical home for primary care providers, families, and service providers throughout Wisconsin. Training, technical assistance and resources will be provided to support Medical Home implementation with a focus in the areas of early identification of developmental concerns in the primary care practice and coordination of care and services including those for youth with special health care needs.  http://wismhi.org/


Health Transitions Wisconsin - the Health Transitions Wisconsin Toolkit and website were developed to assist all youth, families, and medical providers in transition from pediatric to adult health care.  http://www.healthtransitionwi.org/