What's New?

Strong lives begin with investment in early childhood development, report says

05 November 2013
Few things are as important to a child's future as ability to read, according to a KIDS COUNT policy report released Monday by The Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Initiative makes preschool available to more children

03 November 2013
SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah – About 600 children who wouldn't have had the chance to go to preschool are now enrolled as a result of a new initiative in Salt Lake County. Click here for video.

UT Kids Count: early childhood education underfunded

04 November 2013
There should be greater focus and more funding for high-quality education during the critical first eight years of a child's life, according to Terry Haven with Voices for Utah Children.

New coalition seeks to expand Medicaid in Utah

03 November 2013
Nearly a dozen nonprofit organizations have formed a coalition aimed at prodding Gov. Gary Herbert to make more low-income adults eligible for Medicaid.

Letter to Editor by Kathleen Murphy: Without Medicaid expansion, Utah families will suffer

02 November 2013
The Affordable Care Act is designed to provide all Americans with a path to health insurance. Starting in January, nearly 60,000 Utah residents can get tax credits to help them afford this insurance.

Nonprofits rally for expanding Medicaid in Utah

01 November 2013
An alliance of nearly a dozen nonprofit organizations gathered Friday outside the Governor's Mansion in a show of support for expanding Medicaid.

Diverse groups urge Herbert to expand Medicaid in Utah

01 November 2013
A collection of advocacy groups whose top issues aren't necessarily health care joined forces Friday to urge Gov. Gary Herbert to expand Medicaid in Utah.

Food stamp cuts hit 250,000 Utahns

31 October 2013
Life for Utah's most vulnerable households just got a little harder. As of Friday, the quarter of a million Utahns will see a decrease in their food stamp benefits.

Op Ed by Lincoln Nehring - My view: The Medicaid and CHIP programs work

08 October 2013
Let's face it. For too many families, applying for Utah's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or Medicaid programs means navigating a complicated, unnecessary bureaucracy where the process trumps the person.

Online health exchange used by Utah still experiencing glitches as system gets rolling

02 October 2013
SALT LAKE CITY — The federally run online insurance exchange used by Utah experienced more glitches on Wednesday, the second day the website has been open to consumers.