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More Utah Children Are Insured, But State Still Lags Behind Rest of Country

Wednesday, 05 November 2014 13:27
Gains will be lost if Congress doesn’t reauthorize CHIP; Hispanic children are being left behind.   Salt Lake City – A new report by a Georgetown University research center found the number of uninsured children in Utah declined by 21 percent between…

Mayor McAdams Taps Child Advocate for Salt Lake County Human Services Associate Director

Monday, 03 November 2014 08:34
Salt Lake City – Mayor Ben McAdams announced that Karen Crompton would be joining Salt Lake County as Associate Director of Human Services in December. Crompton joined Voices for Utah Children in 2001. During her 13 years with the organization,…

142,000 Utah Kids Five and Under Are Low-Income, at Risk for Impoverished Adulthoods

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 08:55
New National Report Reinforces Recommendations of Utah Commission Addressing Intergenerational Poverty Salt Lake City – In Utah, 142,000 children ages five and under are low-income, according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF): Creating Opportunity for…

1200% Explosion in Unfunded Earmarks Undermining Utah State Budget

Monday, 06 October 2014 14:15
Salt Lake City – Utah’s unrestricted General Fund has been undermined due to a nearly 1200% increase in earmarks during the past decade. Over half a billion dollars from the state General Fund are earmarked in Fiscal Year 2015 compared…

Utah and National Experts Convene about High Chronic Absence Rates among Utah Students

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 12:37
Salt Lake City – National experts including Hedy Chang, Director of Attendance Works and Ralph Smith, Executive Vice President of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Director of the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading are convened today with concerned Utahns at…

Two Utah Congressional Districts listed among Top 50 for Uninsured Children

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 11:51
Potential End of CHIP Funding in 2015 Could Worsen the Problem Salt Lake City - A report released today by the bipartisan children’s advocacy organization First Focus lists two Utah congressional districts among the 50 congressional districts with the highest…

New Economic Analysis: Healthy Utah Will Strengthen State’s Economy

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 13:33
  Governor’s Medicaid Plan Will Bring $652 million to Utah Salt Lake City – According to a newly released economic analysis, The Economics of the Healthy Utah Plan: A Preliminary Analysis, by Dr. Sven Wilson and commissioned by Voices for…

Kids Today Are Less Likely to Die or Give Birth than Kids 25 Years Ago but Poverty is on the Rise

Monday, 21 July 2014 16:46
But Poverty is on the Rise, Says 25th Edition of KIDS COUNT Data Book Salt Lake City, UT –The Annie E. Casey Foundation has completed twenty-five consecutive years of tracking children’s well-being across four domains: economics, education, health, and family and…

Press Release: Utah KIDS COUNT Project Releases Annual Data

Friday, 16 May 2014 00:00
Voices for Utah Children released the annual Utah KIDS COUNT Measures of Child Well-Being in Utah. The report provides timely, accurate, and accessible data on how kids are doing in Utah. KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey…

News Release: Aspen Institute Names Voices for Utah Children to National Network to Disrupt Poverty for Children and Parents - Receives $50,000 grant

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 11:26
Voices for Utah Children was announced today as a member of the Aspen Institute Ascend Network, a new network of leading organizations using two-generation approaches to disrupt poverty and create economic mobility for families. News Release: Aspen Institute Names Voices…
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