Care4Kids Program

This fact sheet explains the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Department of Children and Families partnered to implement Care4Kids, an innovative program designed to offer comprehensive and coordinated health services for children and youth in foster care. The program launched January 1, 2014, in the following six southeastern Wisconsin counties: Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington, and Waukesha. The Care4Kids program creates a "medical home" team for children in foster care, assuring that children receive individualized treatment plans in order to address their specific health care needs, including trauma related care. As a result, the children in community settings are expected to have improved physical and mental health, improved resiliency, and shorter stays in out-of-home care. It is expected that these positive outcomes will also result in long-term savings in publicly funded programs.

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