The Early Childhood Health Consultation (ECHC) program recognizes the American Indian tribal nations across Wisconsin including the:
Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Brothertown Indian Nation
Forest County Potawatomi
Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Mole Lake Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin
Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican Indians
As a partner of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, the ECHC program acknowledges its place of privilege. The ECHC program honors the indigenous ancestors of the land. The ECHC program recognizes the historical trauma and impacts affecting the social determinants of health & well-being of tribal communities still today.
Through trust-based partnerships with the tribal nations across Wisconsin, the ECHC program pledges to listen to and understand the health and safety needs of the early childhood tribal communities and support those needs through continued collaboration. With time and expansion of health consultation services across Wisconsin, the ECHC program aims to improve tailored support to best meet the needs of each tribal community. The ECHC program commits to supporting tribal nations within Wisconsin.
Health Equity Statement & Approach
The Early Childhood Health Consultation (ECHC) program aims to promote health equity through a holistic, systems-wide lens that recognizes disparities and seeks to unpack the impacts of the social determinants of health affecting early childhood care & education. Through evidence-based decision-making and alignment with best practices in early childhood health promotion, the ECHC team commits to actionable principles in building an equitable landscape where all children can grow in health & wellbeing.