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Healthy Kids Collaborative

Our Mission

Connecting health champions to create a Dane County where every child from every neighborhood has the opportunity to be healthy.

Our Mission


November 2023

Over the last 11 years, the Healthy Kids Collaborative has convened our community’s leading advocates and change makers – you! – to address critical issues like childhood obesity, nutrition, and behavioral health.  As the needs of our youth continue to evolve, so, too, does our work.


That is why this work at UW Health is transitioning to be a specific pillar of the Community Health Improvement team under UW Health’s Population Health department. While we will not be using the Healthy Kids Collaborative brand moving forward, UW Health’s commitment to these priorities does not waver. and we look forward to continuing our partnerships and collaboration.


If you have any questions about this transition, please reach out to Shawn Koval, Program Manager, Population Health (Pediatric Community Health Improvement), UW Health - Office of Population Health at

To read the full statement on the transition from Healthy Kids Collaborative to UW Health, click here.

Bright Spots

Resources for Families 

The Healthy Kids Collaborative and our partners recognize the need for families to take care of themselves and their communities. Here are some resources to help you continue to move your bodies, eat well,  exercise your minds, and learn more about staying healthy

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A conversation series with Wisconsin doctors, educators, scientists, and leaders .

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Priorities for a safe return to school 
for children with complex health needs.

Upcoming Events

Meeting Archive

Winter 2023
School Lunch: Highlighting Local School
& Community Partnerships

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Watch the meeting highlights
Summer 2022
Aldo Leopold Park Reimagined
August 2, 2022

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Winter 2022
Children's Mental Health Check-in: Partner Perspectives
January 26, 2022
Link to our meeting recording
Going for a Walk
Summer 2021
"Mobility Justice"
July 28, 2021
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Winter 2021
“Flattening the Inequity Curve: Feeding Families During the Pandemic.”
January 28, 2021
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School Bus
Summer 2020
"Flattening the Inequity Curve:
What's Ahead for School Wellness"
July 28, 2020
Link to our newsletter and meeting recording
Fall 2022
Water & Wellness / Healthy Meals for All
October 25, 2022

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Water Bottle
Spring 2022
Evening of Advocacy | Water & Wellness
April 27, 2022

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Fall 2021
Dane County Youth Assessment—What Can We Learn?
October 27, 2021

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Crowd with Masks
Spring 2021
"Youth Voices: Teen Health and Wellness During the Pandemic"
April 28, 2021
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Fall 2020
"Flattening the Inequity Curve: Where Are You Walking?"
October 28th, 2020
Link to our newsletter and meeting recording
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