MILWAUKEE, Wis., August 5, 2022 — Children’s Wisconsin was excited to present Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley with the Children’s Champion Policy Award for his work to improve the lives of Wisconsin kids.

This award was presented on Aug. 2 by Michelle Mettner, chief government and legal officer at Children’s Wisconsin, and Jodi Bloch, director of state and local government relations at Children’s Wisconsin. The award is a way to recognize public policy leaders who make a positive impact in the lives of Wisconsin children and families and who move policies forward that reflect our shared values.

County Executive Crowley was selected for his leadership in bringing Milwaukee County partners together. He has shown a commitment to health equity and addressing disparities that often get in the way of a child’s health and well-being. He helps bring organizations together to support families with safe and accessible food, housing and other social needs.

At Children’s Wisconsin, we believe that mental health is health. County Executive Crowley has been a champion for mental and behavioral health programs and is dedicated to ensuring kids in Milwaukee have access to the critical resources they need.

“Advocacy is a key component in our journey to realizing our vision that Wisconsin’s kids be the healthiest in the nation. We simply can’t do this work without key partners who want to work together toward policy solutions that help kids and families thrive,” said Mettner. ”County Executive Crowley is a trusted ally for kids in Milwaukee County and we sincerely appreciate his leadership and partnership in working together to advance children’s health and well-being.”

Crowley previously received this award in 2018 for his work in the Wisconsin State Legislature, especially his focus on children in out-of-home care and ensuring children receive the care and support needed to thrive. Children’s Wisconsin looks forward to continuing to work together with our local, state and federal elected officials to ensure all of Wisconsin’s kids are the healthiest in the nation.

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