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Hispanic Kids Data Link, 2017

31 March 2017
Hispanic Kids Data Link, 2017    

National Children's Organizations to Congress: Do No Harm

23 March 2017
Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Speaker Ryan, Minority Leader Schumer, and Minority Leader Pelosi: As organizations from every state and multiple fields dedicated to improving the well-being of children, we strongly urge you to keep the unique needs of children front…

Under the ACA Repeal Bill, Utah Medicaid Stands to Lose Millions over a 10-Year Period

15 March 2017
Congress’ health plan bill, the American Health Care Act, proposes a major restructuring to the Medicaid program. The proposal would cap the federal funding states receive on a per-Medicaid beneficiary basis, starting in 2020. Using retrospective data, Voices for Utah…

Let's end racial disparities in Utah's juvenile justice system.

15 February 2017
Like most juvenile justice systems across the country, Utah's juvenile justice system could do more to produce the outcomes that we all want for our kids and communities. Our system should be restructured to more effectively ensure that as many…

2017 Utah Legislative Session

19 January 2017
The 2017 Utah Legislative Session is underway January 23-March 9. We're counting down the session on Twitter and Facebook.  Follow and like us to keep informed! And join our email list to get alerted when we need your help to contact…

Healthy Teeth = Healthy Kids!

30 January 2017
Oral Health Care for Children and Families Tooth decay is the top preventable disease for kids. When kids experience poor oral health, their school attendance and grades are likely to suffer. Kids experiencing dental pain cannot concentrate in school and fully…

Healthy Moms = Healthy Kids

12 January 2017
  Support Medicaid Family Planning Services Unintended pregnancies put the health of the mother and the baby at risk. Family planning services reduce rates of unintended pregnancies and improve maternal and child health. Almost all private plans cover these services,…

Preserve and Protect Health Coverage for Utah Children and Families

18 January 2017
Medicaid, CHIP (the Children’s Health Insurance Program) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) form the foundation of children’s health coverage. These programs are interwoven and deeply connected to one another and our overall state safety net system. Federal and state…

Creating a State Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

11 January 2017
  Even as we strive to ensure that we are investing sufficient resources in laying the foundations for our future prosperity, we must also ensure that no family is taxed into poverty as the price of educating their children. The…

Restoring Investment in Children

11 January 2017
  In January 2015, the Utah Foundation reported that Utah’s overall tax burden, including all state and local taxes and fees, had fallen to its lowest level in at least 20 years: “Over the past several years, tax cuts have…