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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…

Utah’s Gender Opportunity: An examination of the difference between the earnings of Utah men and women

Thursday, 22 January 2015 11:10
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;…

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…
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