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 December 15: 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 15, 2020 and can be accessed in detail here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/hcbs/data.htm#cases

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Weekly Update December 8: 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 8, 2020 and can be accessed in detail here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/hcbs/data.htm#cases

Read full report

Survival Coalition survey on state budget impact on people with disabilities

Wisconsin policymakers are right now making critical decisions about funding and changes to disability programs. The state budget is the most important piece of legislation that impacts people’s lives. Survival Coalition is gathering people’s stories and thoughts about the most pressing needs in our state to help policymakers understand disability issues. Please complete this survey as soon as possible and share the survey link far and wide with your members and other Self-Advocates and families. Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M8KRCFR

Ideas for survey distribution:

  • Share on your personal and professional social media pages
  • Place an article in your newsletter
  • Share on listservs
  • Include link in end of year and new year communications and emails
  • Include link to survey in your email signature
  • Send directly to people you know and ask them personally to respond

Weekly Update December 2: 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 2, 2020 and can be accessed in detail here:  https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/hcbs/data.htm#cases

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Update November 24: 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 November 24, 2020 and can be accessed in detail here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/hcbs/data.htm#cases

See full statement.

Media Advisory-Invest in Direct Care Workforce

New Survey Results Show Dire Need to Invest in Direct Care Workforce
Frontline Caregivers Will Share Stories; Examples of COVD-19 Heroism
When: Wednesday, November 18, 2020– 11:00 AM
Where: Zoom–Media Registration Required
Contact: Fil Clissa for Zoom Log-in Information, survivalcoalitionwi@gmail.com
As COVID-19 rates skyrocket, Wisconsin organizations are releasing new survey results showing that members of the direct care workforce are at a breaking point. On Wednesday, November 18 workers and members of the Wisconsin Personal Services Association, Wisconsin Long Term Care Workforce Alliance, Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations and InControl Wisconsin will release data and share
personal stories demonstrating that many of the direct care workers who have been providing frontline caregiving services during the pandemic may leave the profession unless steps are taken to support the workforce.
Read full Advisory. Read Fact Sheet. Read Survey Results.