Health

Expanding Medicaid funding in Wisconsin has been politically divisive in the state. But what could an expansion mean for healthcare providers?
A push to support trauma-informed programming for children continues in Wisconsin. Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley CEO Greg Lempke-Rochon discusses efforts in the state's northeastern region.
Air pollution levels vary quite broadly across Wisconsin, but they follow a clear geographic trend.
Hundreds of children in Wisconsin's child welfare and juvenile justice systems who have complex behavioral health needs are being sent for care to facilities outside of the state — as far away as New Hampshire and New Mexico.
Children who suffer abuse or neglect or who live in dysfunctional homes often carry the burdens of these experiences into adulthood. Behavioral health professionals call these ordeals "adverse childhood experiences," or ACEs.
A sweeping shift over the past few decades in the practice of behavioral health has come to be known as trauma-informed care, an approach adopted by dozens of counties and tribes in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin launched an industrial hemp pilot program in 2018 and now has more than 2,100 applications for licenses in 2019.
La Crosse County Division of Health Services director Jason Witt discusses what he describes as a child welfare crisis in Wisconsin. Issues related to the abuse of opioids and methamphetamine are contributing to costs, and local governments agencies are seeking more funding.
Measles is back, and at a level not seen for a quarter-century, meaning a generation of healthcare workers have little experience with the disease.
With a national outbreak of measles causing concern in the medical community, UW-Madison pediatric infectious disease specialist Dr. James Conway discusses Wisconsin's vulnerability to a measles outbreak.