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Children's Health

Each child brings the promise of a healthier, stronger future for Utah. To make good on that promise, Utah needs to make sure children can grow up healthy, from the prenatal period all the way through their teenage years.

Kids need to be able to see a doctor, have good nutrition, opportuni ties to run and play, and get the health care that prevents problems later in life. Communities, families, schools, and child care settings all can help ensure a healthy start.

Help All Kids Stay Healthy This School Year (and Parents too!)
The start of the school year is the perfect time to connect children with health insurance coverage. Health insurance covers preventive care and check-ups, to help nip those school year colds. Insured children are less likely to miss school due to illness; and parents are less likely to miss work caring for a sick child. Many families may not know that health insurance programs also cover routine developmental screenings. At well-child visits, providers screen for learning disabilities or cognitive delays. These...
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Utah returned to the top 10 in the Kids Count rankings. Medicaid celebrated its 50th birthday.
[View the story "Voices for Utah Children in the News: July 2015" on Storify]  
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Cover the Gap Utah
  Cover the Gap Utah
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Melanie Soules: Healthy Utah is good for kids.
  Melanie Soules: Healthy Utah is good for kids.
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Working Mother to Utah Legislature: I need Healthy Utah
Working Mother to Utah Legislature: I need Healthy Utah  
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D'Andre's Story 07-29-2015
D'Andre's Story
D'Andre's Story
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CHIP and Medicaid, a Utah Success Story
CHIP and Medicaid, a Utah Success Story
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Happy 50th Birthday, Medicaid!
Today we celebrate 50 years since the Medicaid program was signed into law. Over 50 years, Medicaid has improved the health and saved the lives of millions of Americans. Medicaid is not only essential for low-income adults to receive coverage, it’s also vital for the livelihood of America’s children.  Access to Medicaid helps children for the rest of their lives. The National Bureau of Economic Research reports that children with access to high quality health insurance face fewer unnecessary trips to the...
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