Regional Core Teams

The Regional Core Teams were foundational elements of the Connections Grant (2008-2011). Their main responsibility was in directing the Community Resource Mapping effort for their region. The Core Team was made up of diverse stakeholders from each region and met three to four times each year to ensure the goals of Community Resource Mapping were fulfilled. In addition to the numerous stake holders involved in the process, we worked closely with Wisconsin First Step and the Autism Society of Wisconsin to ensure that the new resources that were discovered were cataloged. At the end of the grant, we were able to more than double the number of resources available from the First Step Database. If you are aware of a new ASD/DD resource in Wisconsin, please contact Wisconsin First Step.

The Wisconsin Division of Public Health has five public health regions. Each region has a Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN). The Connections project had a liaison responsible for the Connections Initiative at each Regional Center. In addition to leading the Community Resource Mapping effort, each liaison helped plan and host a primary care practice trianing and a community training during each year of the three year grant.

After the grant ended, two regional core teams decided to continue to meet. If you are in the Southeast Public Health Region, contact the Wisconsin Division of Public HealthSoutheast Regional Center for more information. If you are in the Northeast Public Health Region, conact the Wisconsin Division of Public HealthNortheast Regional Center for more information. If you would like more information on the efforts of a Regional Core Team in your area, please click on the map below. You will find vision statements and organziations that were represented.

Wisconsin Map Northern Region Western region Northeast region Southeast Region Southern region