2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book

13 June 2017
2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being By the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Project 2017 Utah KIDS COUNT Data Book: Measures of Child Well-Being in Utah, 2017

Medicaid Per Capita Caps Significantly Reduce Funding Available for Children in Utah: Reduced Funding Leads to Reductions in Services, Fewer People Covered--or Both

31 May 2017
Under Congress’ current health care proposal, Utah would see significant funding reductions for children enrolled in Medicaid. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed the House in early May and is currently being considered by the Senate. The AHCA proposes…

Racial and Ethnic Equity for Children in Utah

15 May 2017
A Look at the 2017 Legislative Session and What It Means for the Year Ahead   • Children of color and immigrant children in Utah face more poverty compared to White children. As Utah becomes a more diverse state, these…

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…