Press Release Archive

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

18 February 2015
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

17 February 2015
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

22 January 2015
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

05 November 2014
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

03 November 2014
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

12 November 2014
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

06 October 2014
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…