New Publications

Utah Parents and Families Would Benefit from Medicaid Expansion

24 February 2015
A joint report by the Georgetown Center for Children and Families and Voices for Utah Children finds that:   In Utah, uninsured parents account for over one third of the population potentially eligible for health coverage if the state expands Medicaid. If Utah does…

Utah Jobs: Quantity vs. Quality

05 February 2015
Evaluating the performance of Utah’s economy from the perspective of Utah’s families and children is a matter of examining both the quantity and quality of jobs created since the state’s  Great Recession employment trough in January 2010.  The principal findings…

Uninsured Rates High for Hispanic Children

08 January 2015
Utah has Highest Uninsured Rate for Hispanic Children in the Nation Every child in Utah should have a chance to succeed. When it comes to setting up a child for success, few things matter more than good health. It starts…

Using Pay for Success to Finance Nurse Home Visiting

17 December 2014
Pre-term and low birthweight infants face significant risks for medical and developmental disabilities which are expensive to government and private entities throughout a child’s life. Nurse home visiting, in which nurses and peer counselors provide support and education to high-risk…

Nurse Family Partnership

16 December 2014
Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) is a voluntary evidenced-based community health program that provides ongoing home visits (from pregnancy through age 2 of the child) from a registered nurse to low-income, first time mothers to provide the care and support they…

New Report on States’ Oversight of Health Plan Network Adequacy

19 November 2014
The consumer representatives to the National Association of Insurance Commissioner released a report on state approaches to regulating and monitoring the adequacy of health plan provider networks. The report, made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, summarizes the results…

A Two-Generation Strategy: Healthy Parents and Healthy Kids

09 October 2014
Healthy and financially secure families are critical in helping end the cycle of intergenerational poverty. However, low-income families struggle to obtain health coverage that can provide the access to care and the financial protection that they need. While the vast…

What's Still Eating Utah's General Fund?

25 September 2014
How Unfunded Earmarks Are Undermining the Budget Process and Affecting Utah Families and Children Utah’s unrestricted General Fund continues to decline as a stable and reliable revenue source due to a nearly 1200% increase in earmarks from FY 2005 to…

Attendance and the Early Grades: A Two-Generation Issue

09 September 2014
Chronic Absence is a Two-Generation Problem Policies that help parents keep kids in school, such as family leave policies and effective transportation systems; coupled with programs that help the child, such as attention to bullying; and improved policies at the school level, such as collecting the right…

Healthy Utah Poll Results

09 September 2014
The Healthy Utah Poll was commissioned by a group of Utah civic groups interested in gauging support for Governor Herbert’s Healthy Utah plan. The poll was conducted by Dan Jones & Associates on a sample of 623 Utah voters during May and…