Letter from Matt Crespin

Hear from Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin’s (the Alliance) Executive Director, Matt Crespin, as he reflects on the successes of 2022 and all that was accomplished.

National Child Health Day Recap

See how our community came together on Oct. 3, 2022, to advocate #ForKidsHealth on National Child Health Day!

2022 Budget

The Alliance is supported through grants and the generosity of health organizations, including our fiscal agent, Children’s Wisconsin.

Emergency Care

Asthma Algorithm 

Learn how Dr. Ford’s efforts have improved emergency department (ED) readiness to better manage pediatric asthma emergency cases.

16 new PECCs

The Alliance’s Emergency Care Initiative recruited 16 new Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinators (PECCs) statewide.

Pediatric Readiness Program

We are helping EDs statewide to improve their pediatric readiness. This quick video highlights Tomah Health’s efforts.

Environmental Health

Awarded 3-year EPA Grant: $500,000

Beginning in 2023, this project will monitor outdoor air quality at Milwaukee Public Schools, educate the community on what the data means and offer action steps to respond accordingly.

2,500 Students

Our school and child care walkthrough programs, as well as our anti-idling pilot, positively impacted approximately 2,500 children where they learn and play.

Evolving Programming

Expanded our initiative from asthma to environmental health to be more encompassing of all our work, such as lead poisoning prevention and air quality.

Grief and Bereavement

Connected 45 new families

to grief support and resources.

Infant Death Center of Wisconsin

The Infant Death Center (IDC) was created more than 40 years ago serving as a resource for families and professionals. In January 2023, a new agency will begin providing these services to families.

The Alliance has been honored to provide these important resources to families and will continue to work in other areas to improve: child health outcomes, health equity and access to quality services. Thank you for your ongoing partnership and dedication to this important initiative.

A special thank you to our donors for their generous support.

Injury Prevention and Death Review

CDR Video Series

Learn how death review team collaboration leads to reduced injuries and fatalities in children.


The Alliance has collaborated with Medical College of Wisconsin on fatality review legislation. Legislation would codify fatality review practices into state statute to ensure consistency and clarity across the state to support local teams.

Trained 220 Individuals

Trainings help professionals learn the latest tools and resources to maintain effective review teams.

CDR Saves Lives

Based on data entered into the Case Reporting System (CRS) by death review teams, we have identified the top preventable causes of death in children:

  1. Motor Vehicle Crashes
  2. Suicide
  3. Homicide
  4. Drowning

Medical Home

Tribal Health Center Project

Learn how Tribal Health Centers (THCs) of Wisconsin worked to advance family-centered care coordination for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) using physical and mental health activities.

600 Trained

Approximately 600 clinical and public health professionals were trained to use the Ages and Stages Questionnaire Third Edition (ASQ-3) – a screening tool designed to identify developmental concerns.

Food Insecurity and Health Pilot

The pilot aims to strengthen partnerships and communication between community-based and health care organizations to ensure families and children get the nourishment and care they need.

Oral Health

3,222 Patients

3,222 patient visits to a medical provider also included oral health services provided by a dental hygienist in Wisconsin health systems and health centers.

70% of Schools

70% of schools where children are at increased risk for dental disease, received dental services through Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile.

420 People Educated

The Wisconsin Oral Health Coalition provided oral health education and training to health professionals.

Get Involved

The Alliance is Wisconsin’s voice for children’s health. Donate today to support the Alliance’s work to ensure children are healthy, safe and able to thrive.

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