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…

The Economics of the Healthy Utah Plan: A Preliminary Analysis

28 August 2014
This economic analysis of the Healthy Utah Plan was funded by Voices for Utah Children and completed by Sven E. Wilson, PhD. The Healthy Utah plan is the governor's proposal to use Medicaid expansion funds to provide health insurance to…

A Two-Generation Strategy: Right from the Start

22 August 2014
  Download and print the issue brief here: A Two Generation Strategy: Right from the Start This is the second in a series of issue briefs focused on two-generation strategies to reduce poverty supported by Ascend: the Aspen Institute. The…

A Two-Generation Approach to Ending Poverty in Utah

11 June 2014
The research is clear that poverty is the single greatest threat to a child's well-being. Children who grow up in poverty are more likely to be poor as adults, while those who grow up in more affluent families are more…

Utah Kids Count Data Book

14 May 2014
Current Utah KIDS COUNT Data Book How are kids doing in your county?   How are kids doing nationwide? Measures of Child Well-Being, 2015     Previous Utah KIDS COUNT Data Books 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 KIDS COUNT…