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…

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…

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 deeply connected to one another and our overall state safety net system. Federal and state lawmakers are…

Creating a Targeted State Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

11 January 2017
  The federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) lifts 60,000 Utahns out of poverty each year, half of them children, by letting low-income families keep more of what they earn. EITC helps working families make ends meet. EITC keeps families…

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…

Increase Availability of Full-Day Kindergarten for Utah Children

19 December 2016
The percentage of kindergarteners enrolled in full-day programs has nearly tripled since the late 1970s, jumping from 28 percent to 77 percent nationwide between 1977 and 2013. Although full-day kindergarten enrollment in the West is the lowest in the country,…

Tell Senator Hatch Not to Repeal the ACA Without Replacing It #ProtectOurCare #CareNotChaos

12 December 2016
Repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will cause 273,000 Utahns to lose their health insurance by 2019, new Urban Institute estimates show. Congress plans to move quickly in January to repeal much of the health reform law without enacting a…