New Publications

The 2015 Children's Budget Report: Adding Up Our Commitment to Kids

17 September 2015
Why a “Children’s Budget”? Children, it is often said, are Utah’s most precious resource. They represent the workforce, consumers, and leaders of tomorrow. For that reason, the investments we make in our children today have enormous economic and social implications…

A Comparison of Utah’s Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Children and Families

16 September 2015
For 30 years, Voices for Utah Children has been working on issues facing children in the areas of juvenile justice, child welfare, economic stability, education and health. We have become increasingly concerned about racial disparities in all these areas. Gathering…

Utah Cares: fewer services to fewer people, greater cost than Healthy Utah

06 July 2015
A new report by Notalys, LLC, compares two options for expanding health care coverage to close the insurance gap for an estimated 66,000 Utahns who do not earn enough to receive federal subsidies for insurance but don’t qualify for traditional…

A Federal Balanced Budget Amendment Would Result in Funding Cuts for Children's Programs

23 February 2015
HJR7 is a resolution under consideration by the Utah Legislature that would call for a federal Constitutional Convention to consider a balanced budget amendment. It may sound like it's simply sending a message about Utah's support for dealing with the…

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…