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Who We Are

Meet the Team

Dr. Dipesh Navsaria

Position title: Director

Maria Morgen

Position title: Project Manager

Mabel Jankowski

Position title: Administrative Support

Additional Support Team

The ECHC program is honored by the support of various individuals, including the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health’s Master of Public Health students,
Caroline Hayney and Kanzuda Islam. 

Further appreciation for those who contributed their time and talent to support the ECHC program in past efforts include Rosie Mayo, Coua Moua, Clara Henkes, Allison Carlisle, and Andrew Voter.  

Mission

To support Wisconsin’s early childhood education providers in addressing health-related concerns and offering guidance on best health & safety practices

Vision

A sustainable, state-wide model of making health expertise available via a consultation model that improves the quality of Wisconsin early childhood education programs’ health & safety practices, promoting the health & well-being of children across Wisconsin

Project Background

With a shared passion for improving the health & safety of children in Wisconsin, a partnership was established with the Wisconsin Department of Children & Families to explore the needs of Wisconsin early care & education providers and how systems could be improved to support those areas. You can view the full report here: CCHC Needs Assessment Report.

Through Preschool Development Grant funding, the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Human Ecology and Wisconsin Department of Children & Families are partnering to pilot health consultation services for select early childcare centers across Wisconsin.

Affiliates & Sponsors

A project in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Human Ecology and Wisconsin Department of Children & Families through funding from the Preschool Development Grant.

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Land Acknowledgment

Recognition
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
Ho-Chunk Nation
Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
Oneida Nation
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.

 

Commitment
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.

 

Link to learn more about how & why the ECHC program developed this land acknowledgement