Advocacy resources

Political Process 101

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

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 Hospital.

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. See our 2015 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 reports outline the needs of these communities and how we are addressing them. See the 2013 Community Health Needs Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan.

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.

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.