Utah Ranked 4th in Overall Child Well-being according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation

22 June 2020
The Annie E. Casey Foundation 2020 KIDS COUNT Profile

2020 Election Guide to Issues Affecting Children

04 May 2020
2020 Election Issues Guide American psychologist Urie Bronfenbrenner formulated the Ecological Systems Theory to explain how the inherent qualities of children and their environments interact to influence how they grow and develop. As Utah grapples with the effects of the…

A Supplement to the 2019 Utah KIDS COUNT Data Book - Talking KIDS Tour 2019

10 February 2020
In 2019, we took on the ambitious goal of visiting every county in Utah.  We shared county information from our annual KIDS COUNT book and talked about the importance of the upcoming Census 2020.  To read about the key issues…

Utah KIDS COUNT Project Releases Annual Data

17 October 2019
2019 edition shows highs and lows for kids The Measures of Child Well-Being in Utah, provides timely, accurate, and accessible data on how kids are doing in Utah. KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a…

Immigrant Families In Utah: Addressing Immigrant Children’s Mental Health

14 October 2019
Utah has a long-standing commitment to immigrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers. This brief provides an overview of immigrant families and children in our state, current political and policy issues affecting immigrant families, and how this impacts the mental health of Utah…

Tax Reform Policy Positions

09 September 2019
Voices for Utah Children Tax Reform Policy Positions September 2019 The mission of Voices for Utah Children is to make Utah a place where all children thrive. We start with one basic question: "Is it good for kids?" We believe…

Breaking Down Data to Help All Families Thrive

26 July 2019
Breaking Down Data to Help All Families Thrive At Voices for Utah Children we start with the question, “Is it good for kids?” We advocate for data-driven policy and community solutions to improve the lives of all children. This data…

Utah Ranks Seventh Overall in Child Well-Being, but Falls Near the Bottom (41st) For Children Without Health Insurance

17 June 2019
Utah ranked seventh among states for overall child well-being, according to the 30th edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Among the four domains, Utah ranked highest in family and community, landing…

2019 Utah State of Children's Coverage Report, 100% Kids: Giving All Kids the Opportunity to Thrive

24 May 2019
Report: 2019 UTAH STATE OF CHILDREN’S COVERAGE REPORT 100% Kids: Giving All Kids the Opportunity to Thrive Executive Summary Health insurance coverage provides children with the foundation they need to be healthy and thrive. When children have health insurance, they…

Utah Children's Budget Report 2019

19 February 2019
Children’s Budget Report Finds Utah's Education Budget Fell Last Year, Even Before Accounting for Enrollment Growth Voices for Utah Children, the state’s leading children’s policy advocacy organization, released its biennial Children’s Budget Report on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the…