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Position Available - State Fiscal Policy Director for Voices for Utah Children

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 13:57
The fiscal policy work will focus on analysis of specific short-term budget policy and revenue proposals as well as long-term trends and challenges to advance public dialogue and public policy on state fiscal matters in Utah.  Click on pdf below…

Study: Fewer Utah children going without health insurance

Thursday, 10 April 2014 00:00
SALT LAKE CITY — Fewer Utah kids are going without health insurance, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Study: Fewer Utah children going without health insurance (Deseret News, 4-10-14) Other related articles: Report: More Utah…

Editorial: Minority children falling behind

Friday, 04 April 2014 13:38
Utah is not as homogeneous as it used to be. Fifty years ago Utah was overwhelmingly white, even overwhelmingly western European white. Diversity was a word you didn't often hear. The state was monocultural in its demographics and in residents'…

Results of new race report released

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 00:00
Nineveh Dinha talks with Terry Haven with Voices for Utah Children about the results of a race report. Click here to be directed view interview.         

Minority kids don’t fare as well as whites in Utah

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 11:08
Minority children fare worse in Utah than their white counterparts, but there are plenty of challenges — poverty, and poor access to health care and education — to go around, according to a new national study. Minority kids don't fare…

Results-Based Financing for Preschool Catching On

Friday, 21 March 2014 10:21
Six hundred 3- and 4-year-olds are attending preschool in Salt Lake County and Park City, Utah, this year thanks to an innovative financing model that is catching the attention of government officials and lawmakers across the country. Results-Based Financing for…

United Way of Salt Lake announces service award honorees

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 00:00
United Way of Salt Lake has announced its Celebration of Service award honorees for 2014. United Way will honor Voices for Utah Children as its Promise Partner; Craig Wagstaff, executive vice president and COO of Questar Gas Co. as Outstanding…

Intergenerational Poverty: Kids and Communities

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 10:53
Voices for Utah Children released a special report, Intergenerational Poverty: Kids and Communities, which evaluates the opportunities available to the over 52,000 children living in intergenerational poverty. The report was presented today to the Intergenerational Poverty Advisory Committee which was…

Where you live makes a difference in escaping the impacts of poverty

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 10:44
It's not just a factor in real estate. It's a significant factor in child well-being, a new report on intergenerational poverty concludes. The report, Intergenerational Poverty: Kids and Communities, examines intergenerational poverty in six ZIP codes in Salt Lake, Davis…

New steps taken to break the cycle of poverty

Monday, 17 March 2014 10:37
When Sen. Stuart Reid decided to take on the issue of intergenerational poverty, he ran into naysayers – some of them legislative colleagues from his own party. New steps taken to break the cycle of poverty (Deseret News, 3-15-14)
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