|Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development News Release|
|Friday, December 5, 2003
|News Media Contact
Madison - Governor Jim Doyle announced earlier today that Wisconsin was selected by the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices to participate in the Policy Academy on Cross-System Innovation.
We are extremely pleased to be given this prestigious opportunity to work with other state, local and national partners on Governor Doyle's goal that state government most efficiently provide integrated services to Wisconsin's low-income families.
Wisconsin has assembled a strong team of individuals comprised of policymakers, philanthropists, administrators and key stakeholders, all with expertise in integrating human and social services with employment programs.
I, along with Department of Health and Family Services Secretary, Helene Nelson; State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Elizabeth Burmaster; philanthropists; advocates; and, county and local human service agencies are working together to tackle the challenges of developing an integrated system for Wisconsin's vulnerable children and families.
Wisconsin has long been a leader in implementing innovative practices and DWD is committed to strengthening the options for Wisconsin's children and families. This opportunity aligns perfectly with our objectives to improve outcomes for low-income working people in Wisconsin.
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