Press Release Archive

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…

Comparing economic opportunity, Voices for Utah Children finds Utah ahead of Colorado in 9 areas, behind in 12

02 June 2016
Utah’s lower levels of PreK-12 education investment and BA attainment threaten our future prosperity Salt Lake City, UT – A new report by Voices for Utah Children compares Utah and Colorado for economic opportunity and finds that the two states…

Gains, missed opportunities for Utah minority children during 2016 Legislative Session

17 May 2016
A new report by Voices for Utah Children evaluates how the Session affected equity While lawmakers took some important steps toward addressing disparities during the 2016 Legislative Session, a new report by Voices for Utah Children reveals many missed opportunities.…

Supporting the Children of Incarcerated Parents

25 April 2016
New Annie E. Casey Foundation report recommends policies to help children with incarcerated parents More than 44,000 Utah kids have a parent who has served time. Salt Lake City – More than 5 million children in the nation have experienced the…

Voices for Utah Children Wins Grant for Early Learning

05 April 2016
Voices for Utah Children Receives W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grant for Quality and Access Expansion in Early Learning Salt Lake City, UT – Over the last three years, with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Utah Office of Child Care,…

The Utah Legislature ends the 5-year waiting period for lawfully residing immigrant children to access healthcare.

09 March 2016
Voices for Utah Children thanks the Utah Legislature for this child-friendly change. Salt Lake City, UT – As part of H.B.2, the New Fiscal Year Supplemental Appropriations Act that passed yesterday, the Utah Legislature included intent language that removes the…

Top 10 Reasons to End the Earmarks

28 January 2016
Coalition of Advocates, Social Service Providers Call on the Legislature to “End the Earmarks” Salt Lake City, UT–On Thursday, January 28 at 10:45 am at the Capitol, a coalition of social service providers and advocates called on the Utah Legislature…

Utah’s Insurance Rate for Hispanic Children is the Worst in the Nation

13 January 2016
Voices for Utah Children proposes state policy solutions to address the problem.   Salt Lake City, UT – A report released today cites Utah as the worst state in the nation at enrolling Hispanic children under 18 in health insurance…