Press Release Archive

There Are 20,000 Fewer Uninsured Kids in Utah, Thanks to the Affordable Care Act

27 October 2016
But Utah Still Lags the Nation in Health Insurance Coverage for Children Salt Lake City—The uninsured rate among Utah children has dropped from 9.5% to 7.2% since major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect, according to…

Utah 6th Worst Among States for Drop in Per-Pupil State Formula School Funding since 2008-2009 Recession

20 October 2016
Salt Lake City—Utah’s per-pupil investment in K-12 education has declined dramatically in recent years. Utah currently ranks 6th worst in the country in the extent of cuts to state formula funding per student since the 2008-2009 recession, according to a…

Utah Child Population is Growing and Diversifying

30 September 2016
Voices for Utah Children releases 2016 edition of Measures of Child Well-Being in Utah Salt Lake City—For the first time, the newest edition of Measures of Child Well-Being in Utah by Voices for Utah Children includes data by race and…

Utah Poverty Rate Remains Higher than before the 2008-2009 Recession, According to New Data

15 September 2016
Salt Lake City—Data released by the Census Bureau today show that the Utah poverty rate—11.3% in 2015—has not changed significantly since 2014. The Utah poverty rate remains higher than it was before the 2008-2009 recession, when 9.6% of Utahns were…

New Census Data Show that Utah Lags in Health Insurance Coverage

13 September 2016
Accepting Medicaid Expansion Dollars Would Help New Census Bureau data released today show that since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was fully implemented in 2014, the number of uninsured nationwide has dropped from 14.5% in 2013 to 9.4% in 2015.…

Voices for Utah Children Briefs 2016 Candidates

16 August 2016
Utah’s rapidly dropping child health ranking and the rise of racial disparities are top issues. During the 2016 campaign season, Voices for Utah Children is meeting with Utah candidates for elected office and providing them with a Candidate Briefing Guide…

Rep. Lowry Snow and Utah Moms for Clean Air named 2016 Children’s Champions

08 August 2016
Salt Lake City — Voices for Utah Children is pleased to announce that Representative Lowry Snow (R–Santa Clara) and Utah Moms for Clean Air have been selected to receive our 2016 Children’s Champion Award. The Children’s Champion Award is an…

New Report: Utah Works Harder, Colorado Works Smarter

29 June 2016
Salt Lake City—Voices for Utah Children published Part II of its Utah-Colorado benchmarking study, comparing the two peer states for standard of living. The two peer states are closely matched, with Colorado working smarter and Utah working harder. The most…

Report Highlights Economic Contributions of Refugees in Utah and the United States

16 June 2016
Salt Lake City, UT – Welcoming refugees who flee to the United States is not just the right thing to do from a humanitarian perspective. It’s also good for the continued growth of our economy, according to a new report…

Utah’s KIDS COUNT Child Health Ranking Drops From 7th in 2015 to 27th in 2016

21 June 2016
Utah’s child health insurance and child death rates stagnated while most of the nation improved SALT LAKE CITY – Utah barely held on to a top ten position in the annual 2016 Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT® Data Book…