Focus Areas: Violence
Maria Beyer serves as the Community Health Evaluation Project Manager for Children's Wisconsin, advancing the design and implementation of evaluation plans for over 20 Children's community-based programs, including those focused on violence prevention and intervention. She collaboratively leads the development of the health system's community health needs assessments and implementation strategies and its community health dashboard and reporting efforts. She has been able to bring important elements of cultural competence and inclusion into the hospitals’ evaluation designs, building relationships with both the internal quality improvement specialists and data analysts as well as external academic and community-based partners. Attuned to the particular impact of social determinants on child health, Maria has a deep desire to serve the underserved and advance health equity in Milwaukee.
Children’s Wisconsin is the region’s only independent health system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children and is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care systems in the United States. In addition to hospitals in Milwaukee and Neenah, WI, Children’s offers care at community-based locations throughout Wisconsin. This includes primary, specialty, urgent and emergency care; community health services; injury and violence prevention services; foster care and adoption services; child and family counseling; child advocacy services and family resource centers. Children’s also advocates for children in areas such as health coverage and access.