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Results-Based Financing for Preschool Catching On

21 March 2014
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

19 March 2014
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

18 March 2014
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

18 March 2014
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

17 March 2014
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)

Op Ed - Letter: Earned-income tax credit would boost economy

09 March 2014
If you had the opportunity to generate $21 million in local economic activity across Utah, cut taxes for low-wage working Utahns, and address child poverty to boot, would you take it? Op Ed - Letter: Earned-income tax credit would boost…

How much money is Utah losing in Medicaid dollars?

07 March 2014
Utah is Losing Medicaid Dollars Every Second

House panel okays funding for after-school programs

05 March 2014
A House committee unanimously passed SB43 to provide $5 million in grants to fund after-school programs to help children in intergenerational poverty. House panel okays funding for after-school programs (Salt Lake Tribune, 3-5-14)

Same-sex marriage bans are under heavy fire

04 March 2014
Voices for Utah Children joined an amicus brief filed by the Family Equality Council and COLAGE . Karen Crompton, president, said the child advocacy's work is guided by one question: Is it good for children? "All children should enjoy the…

Trib Talk: Medicaid in Utah

24 February 2014
On Monday, Utah Hospital Association president and CEO Greg Bell, Lincoln Nehring of Voices for Utah Children and Tribune health reporter Kirsten Stewart joined Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the fate of Medicaid in Utah and if lawmakers will find…