MILWAUKEE, Wis., July 5, 2022 — Children’s Wisconsin is excited to award State Representatives Mark Born (R- Beaver Dam) and Evan Goyke (D- Milwaukee) with the ninth annual Children’s Champion Policy Award. These awards were presented on June 30 by Peggy Troy, president and CEO of Children’s Wisconsin, and Jodi Bloch, director of state and local government relations at Children’s Wisconsin.
The Children’s Champion Policy Award honors public policy leaders in Wisconsin who strive to make a positive impact in the lives of Wisconsin children and families. The honorees work to support sustainable funding for safety-net providers and move health and child well-being policy forward.
Rep. Born was recognized for his leadership on the Joint Finance Committee, supporting a strong Medicaid program for kids, funding for school-based mental and behavioral health care and modernizing psychology licensure which will help more patients get access to this care. Rep. Goyke was also honored for his work on the Joint Finance Committee, supporting Children’s as a safety-net hospital, committing to violence prevention efforts and better serving children in out-of-home care and child victims of sex trafficking.
“Advocacy is vital to achieving Children’s Wisconsin’s vision that Wisconsin kids will 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 Wisconsin’s kids and families thrive. These two honorees embody partnership and collaboration on our shared vision to improve kids’ health and well-being,” said Troy.
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.