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Family Economic Success

Children's health and well-being have been closely linked to the economic well-being of their families. Voices for Children works to support children and families by promoting policies that increase access to family support resources.

When families are economically stable and secure, children are more likely to succeed.

A Two-Generation Approach to End Poverty in Utah
Children who grow up in poverty are more likely to be poor as adults, while those who grow up in more affluent families are more likely to be affluent later in life. There is considerable evidence that children and parents do better when they both have every opportunity to succeed. Voices for Utah Children is working with policymakers to reduce poverty and bring the perspective of a two-generation strategy approach to the forefront of the discussion.    A Two-Generation Approach to Ending Poverty in...
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Utah’s Gender Opportunity: An examination of the difference between the earnings of Utah men and women
Voices for Utah Children releases new report: “Utah’s Gender Opportunity: An examination of the difference between the earnings of Utah men and women.” New findings include the following: • In Utah women earn 70 cents for every dollar men earn; the national figure, in comparison, is 79.2¢. Utah ranks 47th among the states, with the 4th largest gender wage gap. • Women nationally need to get a Bachelor’s degree to earn as much as the average man, but women in Utah need a...
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A Two-Generation Approach to Fighting Poverty in Utah
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Nurse Family Partnership
Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) is a voluntary evidenced-based community health program that provides ongoing home visits (from pregnancy through age 2 of the child) from a registered nurse to low-income, first time mothers to provide the care and support they need to have a healthy pregnancy, be a responsible and caring parent, and to become more economically self-sufficient. A nurse visits the women approximately weekly and bi-monthly during their pregnancy and after birth, and then monthly visits during the first...
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"Beyond our own doorsteps and our own children"
Photo by Jose A Warletta Today is Karen Crompton's final day as President and CEO of Voices for Utah Children.  We are deeply grateful for her efforts on behalf of Utah children over the past thirteen years and look forward to her continued leadership in a new capacity as Director of Human Services in Salt Lake County. In an effort to bask in Karen's wisdom one last time before she leaves, we are posting her speech from Voices for Utah Children's recent...
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Ask your legislators to support Healthy Utah
Here is a simple email form to help you email your legislators about the Healthy Utah plan: (Also available at this link:  Healthy Utah Legislative Email Form)
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The Healthy Utah Plan
Voices for Utah Children is one of many Utah organizations participating in the Cover the Gap Coalition.  We support a Utah-based solution to provide better access to affordable, high-quality health insurance for all Utahns, such as the governor's Healthy Utah plan. Learn more at coverthegap.org. Click here for a simple form to help you email your local lawmakers.   Governor Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan is a three-year pilot program that would help 111,000 low-income Utahns to get private health insurance coverage, including 57,000 adults in...
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Release of the national KIDS COUNT® policy report, Creating Opportunity for Families: A Two-Generation Approach: November 12, 2014
Voices for Utah Children invites you to join us for the release of the national KIDS COUNT® policy report, Creating Opportunity for Families: A Two-Generation Approach. The report includes Utah specific data and outlines how the public, nonprofit and private sectors must work together to reduce poverty amonglow-income families with young children. November 12, 2014 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 Check-in and continental breakfast 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Program Zions Bank Founders Room 18th Floor, One S. Main St., Salt Lake City, UT, 84111 Parking will be validated...
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