Survival Coalition Wisconsin

The Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations is a cross-disability coalition of more than 40 state and local organizations and groups. For more than 20 years, Survival has been focused on changing and improving policies and practices that support people with disabilities of all ages to be full participants in community life.

Updates

Update April 13: COVID Cases and Deaths Among People with Disabilities and Older Adults in Wisconsin

(Madison) – The Survival Coalition of more than 30 disability organizations supports the work of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Governor Evers’ administration to share regularly updated data regarding the impacts of COVID-19 in Wisconsin’s Medicaid Adult Home and Community-Based Services system.  People with disabilities and older adults, particularly those who live in congregate or group settings are particularly vulnerable to the virus. Wisconsin’s long-term care program enrollment is 77,432 or approximately 1.4% of the WI population but accounts for more than 1/6 of all state COVID-19 deaths.

Survival Coalition is sharing the Department’s updated data weekly.

The following data was published on April 13, 2021 and can be accessed in detail here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/hcbs/data.htm#cases
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Update April 6: COVID Cases and Deaths Among People with Disabilities and Older Adults in Wisconsin

(Madison) – The Survival Coalition of more than 30 disability organizations supports the work of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Governor Evers’ administration to share regularly updated data regarding the impacts of COVID-19 in Wisconsin’s Medicaid Adult Home and Community-Based Services system.  People with disabilities and older adults, particularly those who live in congregate or group settings are particularly vulnerable to the virus. Wisconsin’s long-term care program enrollment is 77,432 or approximately 1.4% of the WI population but accounts for more than 1/6 of all state COVID-19 deaths.

Survival Coalition is sharing the Department’s updated data weekly. The following data was published on April 6, 2021 and can be accessed in detail here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/hcbs/data.htm#cases
Read full report.

Update March 30: COVID Cases and Deaths Among People with Disabilities and Older Adults in Wisconsin


(Madison) – The Survival Coalition of more than 30 disability organizations supports the work of the
Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Governor Evers’ administration to share regularly
updated data regarding the impacts of COVID-19 in Wisconsin’s Medicaid Adult Home and CommunityBased Services system. People with disabilities and older adults, particularly those who live in
congregate or group settings are particularly vulnerable to the virus. Wisconsin’s long-term care program
enrollment is 77,432 or approximately 1.4% of the WI population but accounts for more than 1/6 of all state
COVID-19 deaths.
Survival Coalition is sharing the Department’s updated data weekly.
The following data was published on March 30, 2021 and can be accessed in detail here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/hcbs/data.htm#cases
Read full report

Update March 23: COVID Cases and Deaths Among People with Disabilities and Older Adults in Wisconsin

(Madison) – The Survival Coalition of more than 30 disability organizations supports the work of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Governor Evers’ administration to share regularly updated data regarding the impacts of COVID-19 in Wisconsin’s Medicaid Adult Home and Community-Based Services system.  People with disabilities and older adults, particularly those who live in congregate or group settings are particularly vulnerable to the virus. Wisconsin’s long-term care program enrollment is 77,432 or approximately 1.4% of the WI population but accounts for more than 1/6 of all state COVID-19 deaths.

Survival Coalition is sharing the Department’s updated data weekly. The following data was published on March 23, 2021 and can be accessed in detail here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/hcbs/data.htm#cases
Read full report.

More Than 200 Members of Disability Community Plan to Participate in Virtual Annual Disability Advocacy Day

Direct Care Workforce, Special Education, Medicaid, Transportation, Children and Family Supports, Mental Health, ABLE, Long-Term Care all on Priority List

(MADISON) – More than 200 members of the disability community from all parts of Wisconsin plan to rally virtually on March 23 for the Survival Coalition’s annual Disability Advocacy Day. Advocates will participate in issue discussions and planning sessions before making targeted calls to their state legislators to tell their story and discuss the issues that impact people with disabilities in their everyday lives.

“COVID-19 and the heightened health risks for individuals with disabilities and chronic health concerns mean we can’t meet in person in Madison this year, but this won’t lessen our impact,” said Survival Coalition Co-Chair Lisa Pugh. “We plan to be flooding the capitol with calls on March 23.”

This year’s priority is to ensure legislators understand the significant impact that the pandemic has had in the lives of people with disabilities and the supports and investments required to ensure people can return to normal as soon as possible. Read full Press Release

Survival Coalition Provides Feedback on Electronic Visit Verification (EVV).

Survival Coalition provides feedback to the DHS Proposed Plan for EVV Hard Launch. The proposed date of September 1, 2021, is concerning to Survival Coalition because the DHS-provided EVV system and resources are not yet operating at full capacity during the soft launch experience.  Read full list of comments.