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Family to Family Health Information Center|Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

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Wyoming Family to Family Health Information Center
1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-2561
Toll Free: 1-888-989-9463
TTY: (307) 766-2720
Fax: (307) 766-2763
Email: sdirienz@uwyo.edu
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WY F2F HIC Partnerships 

The WY Family to Family Health Information Center in Wyoming is a statewide, family-led initiative that provides information, education, training, outreach and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them. WIND partners with the Wyoming Department of Health’s Maternal and Child Health Section and Office of Multicultural Health, UPLIFT-Wyoming’s Federation of Families, UW faculty members, families and Wyoming health professionals to develop and provide health care information. The centers are staffed by trained family leaders who have children with special health care needs and expertise in navigating federal, state and local public and private health care systems.

Faculty partnerships

Tami Benham-Deal, P.E.D. is an associate professor in the Division of Kinesiology and Health at the University of Wyoming in the College of Health Sciences. 

Anne Bowen, Ph.D. is a former professor in the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing at the University of Wyoming in the College of Health Sciences. 

Carol J. Hermansen-Kobulnicky, Ph.D., R.Ph. is an associate professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Wyoming in the College of Health Sciences. 

D. Enette Larson-Meyer, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Science, and an adjunct professor in the Division of Kinesiology and Health in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Wyoming. 

William MacLean Jr., Ph.D. is a professor of psychology at the University of Wyoming in the College of Health Sciences and the executive director of the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities. 

Dr. Jonathon Medina, is a doctor with Cheyenne Family Medicine in Cheyenne, Wyoming. 

Douglas Scambler, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Laramie, Wyoming. 

Teresa Lynn Wolff, MS, RN is an assistant lecturer in the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing at the University of Wyoming in the College of Health Sciences.

Organizational partnerships

UPLIFT, Wyoming’s Federation of Families, a family-staffed/run organization with family support specialists to develop and deliver health care training, information and support through the family-to-family model, provide training to families and to mentor families to make informed decisions about health care that promote quality treatment, are cost-effective, and improve health outcomes. UPLIFT’s mission statement is encouraging success and sustainability for children and youth with or at risk of emotional, behavioral, learning, developmental, or physical disorders at home, school, and the community. UPLIFT Family Support Specialists work one-on-one with families to provide care coordination, support, advocacy, education, mentoring, information, and referral services uniquely tailored to each family’s specific needs.

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) provides leadership to ensure that all Wyoming women, children and families, including those with special health care needs, have access to prevention services and public health programs to create a strong foundation for optimal lifelong health. The vision of MCH is to build healthy foundations for Wyoming families.

The Wyoming Office of Multicultural Health (WOMCH) provides direct oversight for the Federal Office Minority Health (OMH).  The mission of the WOMCH is to minimize health disparities among underserved populations in the state though networking, partnerships, education, and collaboration and to promote culturally competent programs aimed at improving health equity.

 

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