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

SAVE THE DATE! Disability Advocacy Day of Action!

Disability Advocacy Day of Action!
Tuesday, March 23, 2021  10:00 am – 12:00pm
           
 Virtually on Zoom
Registration Opens February 15, 2021

Disability Day of Action is a virtual event focused on connecting Disability Advocates with their legislators to talk about issues that matter to them. Attendees are expected to participate in the morning briefing and call their legislators in the afternoon.

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

10:00– 12:00   – Check in to the Zoom meeting
  – Briefing on issues                            
  – Learn how to use the Phone2Action System to call your legislator

Afternoon: Use the Phone2Action System to call your legislators!
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Update January 19: 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 January 19, 2021 and can be accessed in detail here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/hcbs/data.htm#cases

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Survival Coalition’s 2021-23 Budget Recommendations

The Survival Coalition of Wisconsin disability organizations is a cross-disability coalition of more than 20 state and local organizations and groups. For two decades, 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. Many people with disabilities access programs and services funded by the federal, state, or local governments to support them in maintaining their health, accessing education and employment, and participating in their communities. The following paper outlines priorities for people with disabilities in the 2021-2023 biennial budget. Read full document.

Update January 12: 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 nearly 1/5 of state COVID-19 deaths.

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

The following data was published on January 12, 2021 and can be accessed in detail here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/hcbs/data.htm#cases

Read full report.

Update December 29: 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 have proven to be particularly vulnerable to the virus.

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

The following data was published on December 29, 2020 and can be accessed in detail here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/hcbs/data.htm#cases

Read full report

Update December 22: 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 have proven to be particularly vulnerable to the virus.

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

The following data was published on December 22, 2020 and can be accessed in detail here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/hcbs/data.htm#cases

Read full report.