We’re investing in our community so our children will be the healthiest in the nation

One of my responsibilities at Children’s Hospital and Health System is to collect and report community benefit data for the system. Every year I am amazed how much our organization gives back to the community. The support and resources provide such a positive impact on the well-being of Wisconsin children.

In 2010, the health system provided more than $105 million in community benefits to families and children in our community. This includes programs and resources in several categories, including health professions education, research, subsidized health services, community health improvement services, in kind contributions, community building activities, Medicaid and charity care. Specific examples include educating our future pediatricians and being involved in pediatric research that changes the lives of children today.

I’m proud to work for an organization that gives back so much. The Community Benefits Report will be shared with elected officials at the federal, state and local level, as well as our community leaders and partners. I invite you to read through the report at www.chw.org/communitybenefits and hope you’ll also take a moment to share it with your network.

~ Jennifer Mance, community relations and public policy advocate, Children’s Hospital and Health System

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