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Utah Ranks 9 for Child Well-being

Monday, 20 July 2015 14:13
Utah kids compare favorably in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book Children in Utah lag behind national averages in preschool attendance and graduating high school on time  Salt Lake City, UT – The Annie E. Casey…

Utah Child Population Experiences Rapid Growth

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:14
New KIDS COUNT® data released Salt Lake City—A new edition of Measures of Child Well-Being in Utah by Voices for Utah Children reports that the Utah child population has increased by 24% since 2000, from about 724,000 children in 2000…

Too many children in child welfare are not living in families

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 09:31
Salt Lake City – About 56,000 children under the care of our nation’s child welfare systems are not placed in families, including about 400 Utah children. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s latest KIDS COUNT® policy report, Every Kid Needs a…

200,000 Utah Mothers Benefit From Tax Credits for Lower-Income Working Families

Thursday, 07 May 2015 12:00
Salt Lake City–Just in time for Mothers Day, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has released data estimating that about 21 million mothers in low- and moderate-income working families nationwide—including 200,000 Utah mothers—receive either the Earned Income Tax Credit…

Voices for Utah Children Applauds House Passage of CHIP

Thursday, 26 March 2015 15:38
Salt Lake City - Children’s health care advocates in Utah praised the U.S. House of Representatives today for taking action to ensure children in Utah and across the nation continue to get the quality health care coverage they need to…

Lincoln Nehring selected as president and CEO of Voices for Utah Children

Thursday, 12 March 2015 17:43
Salt Lake City—Voices for Utah Children has named Lincoln Nehring as its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Nehring, the advocacy and research group’s senior health policy analyst since 2010, replaces Karen Crompton, who led Voices for 13 years…

Social Service Providers and Advocates Call for Earmark Reform

Thursday, 26 February 2015 14:44
On Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Capitol, a coalition of social service providers and advocates released an open letter to the Utah Legislature calling for restoration to the General Fund of a significant part of the over $500 million…

New Poverty Measure Shows that the Safety Net Works for Utah Children

Monday, 23 February 2015 12:32
An additional 98,000 Utah kids would live in poverty if not for government programs Salt Lake City—A new KIDS COUNT® Data Snapshot by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Measuring Access to Opportunity in the United States, finds that the rate…

Voices for Utah Children Launches a Crowdsourced Contest: The Utah New Parents Challenge

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 13:23
Salt Lake City– Voices for Utah Children is launching a crowdsourced contest on Feb. 19, 2015, encouraging new and expecting parents to answer this question: If a baby expert visited you, what help would you want? The Utah New Parents…

New Report Finds Healthy Utah Plan Would Help Working Parents & Families

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 14:09
Majority of Eligible Parents are Working Salt Lake City–Working parents would receive significant help with health insurance costs if Utah moves forward with Governor Gary Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan or a similar plan, according to a new report released today…
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