Bridging Gaps Between Research, Practice & Policy

Children, families and communities with complex needs require effective programs and sound policies that promote health and well-being.

The mission of the Institute for Child and Family Well-Being is to improve the lives of children and families by designing and implementing effective programs, conducting cutting-edge research and evaluation, and promoting change through policy and advocacy. To fulfill this mission, the Institute promotes community collaboration to bridge unnecessary divides between research, practice and policy.

The Institute for Child and Family Well-Being is a collaboration between Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The shared values and strengths of this academic-community partnership are reflected in the Institute’s three core service areas: