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W-2

Wisconsin Works, the state's program to replace AFDC. Makes cash assistance dependent on taking a job or undertaking job training. Cash benefits limited to 60 months. Administered by DWD. Began September 1997.

WAAODA

Wisconsin Association on Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse.

WAD

Wisconsin Association for the Deaf.

WAHSA

Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (non-profit).

WALDO

Wisconsin Asbestos and Lead Database Online (WALDO) is the DHS online asbestos and lead certification database offered for public access.

WALHDAB

Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards.

WARF

Wisconsin Association of Residential Facilities; represents CBRF providers.

Watts Review

Annual review by a guardian ad litem of the status of a person protectively placed under ch. 55, Wis. Stats., and subsequent summary or full hearing by a court on the finding.

WCA(a)

Wisconsin Counties Association.

WCA(b)

formerly named Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy now called Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW); a Madison-based organization doing legal and other advocacy to protect and promote the interests of persons with a developmental disability or a mental illness.

WCDD

Formerly Wisconsin Council on Developmental Disabilities, now called Board on Developmental Disabilities.

WCDP

Wisconsin Chronic Disease Program

WCHSA

Wisconsin Counties Human Services Association.

WCRS

Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System

WDC

Wisconsin Disability Coalition.

WEAVR

Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry, or WEAVR, is a secure, password-protected, web-based volunteer registration system for health care and behavioral health professionals.

WEDSS

Wisconsin Electronic Disease Surveillance System is a secure, web-based system designed to facilitate reporting, investigation, and surveillance of communicable diseases in Wisconsin. It is designed for public health staff, infection control practitioners, clinical laboratories, clinics, and other disease reporters.

WEHA

Wisconsin Environmental Health Association.

WEM

Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) is the lead state agency charged with coordinating the state's planning, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery efforts for natural and man-caused disasters.

WEPA

Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act, s. 1.11, Wisconsin Statutes; requires environmental assessments and environmental impact statements (EIS) for proposed actions of state agencies that will affect the physical and natural environment.

WFCAP

Wisconsin Funeral and Cemetery Aids Program

WHA

Wisconsin Hospital Association.

WHO

Wisconsin Homecare Organization; home health agencies.

WI-1 DMAT

Wisconsin-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team

WI-HIPP

The Wisconsin Health Improvement Planning Process (WI-HIPP) is identifying three to five priority health issues around which the Department of Health Services and partners across Wisconsin will create a state health assessment and a state health improvement plan.

WIBS

An individual that has been trained in disability benefits and rules that apply to people with disabilities when they are working or planning to work and earn money.

WIC

Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program; seeks to improve the health of low-income, nutritionally at-risk pregnant and nursing women and infants and children under age five through improved nutrition made possible by nutrition education and vouchers for the purchase of certain foods.

WIR

The Wisconsin Immunization Registry is a computerized Internet database application records and tracks immunization dates of Wisconsin's children and adults.

WiSACWIS

Wisconsin Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information Systems

Wisconsin Difference Coalition

A coalition of some 30 organizations which advocate for public funding of human services in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Fair Employment Act

Sections 111.31 to 111.395, Stats. Prohibits discrimination in employment based on age, race, creed, color, handicap, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, arrest record or conviction record.

WISH

Wisconsin Interactive Statistics on Health

WISHIN

Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network

WMHI

Winnebago Mental Health Institute near Oshkosh.

Work Incentive Benefit Specialist

An individual that has been trained in disability benefits and rules that apply to people with disabilities when they are working or planning to work and earn money.

WPHA

Wisconsin Public Health Association.

WPHCA

Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association.

WRA

Wisconsin Rehabilitation Association.

WRC

Wisconsin Resource Center near Oshkosh; administered by the DHS Division of Care and Treatment Services for the purpose of providing individualized care and treatment for mental illness, a developmental disability or substance abuse to inmates transferred from the Department of Correction's maximum and medium security institutions.

WSC

Wisconsin Stroke Committee

WSLH

Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene provide Clinical, Water and Other Environmental, and Industrial Hygiene analytical services, specialized public health procedures, reference testing, training, technical assistance and consultation for private and public health agencies.

WSRCC

(Formerly) Wilson Street Regional Computing Center.

WSSA

Wisconsin Social Services Association.

WWRC

Wisconsin Women’s Resource Center

WWWP

Wisconsin Well Woman Program provides preventive health screening services to women with little or no health insurance coverage.