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COVID-19 Information and Resources

02 April 2020
Message from our CEO, Maurice F. Hickey: Voices for Utah Children is closely watching news about policies that impact Utah’s children and families as we deal with the COVID-19 crisis. To keep you informed, our staff will be doing a…

National Orgs Call for Emergency Child Care Sector Relief

22 March 2020
Child care in Utah has always been critical to our state's economic health - and to the health, safety and well-being of the children of working families. In the current emegency situation, the preservation and support of this sector is…

Voices for Utah Children Statement: COVID-19 and How the State Of Utah Should Protect Families

20 March 2020
On March 11, 2020, Governor Gary Herbert took the necessary step of declaring a state of emergency in Utah in order to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As the state moves forward with immediate activity to address the health implications…

Let’s Keep All Families Covered: New Report Finds Number of Uninsured Latino Children in Utah on the Rise

19 March 2020
Let’s Keep All Families Covered: New Report Finds Number of Uninsured Latino Children in Utah on the Rise 2020 Utah Legislature Made Strides to Help All Children Stay Covered Decades of progress improving health coverage rates for Latino children has…

Utah Legislature Funds to Keep Kids Covered!

12 March 2020
Voices for Utah Children celebrates the Legislature's support to Keep Utah Kids Covered and fund 12-month continuous eligibility for children on Medicaid, age 0-5. We want to express our gratitude and many thanks to Senator Luz Escamilla and to Representative…

Three Things Utah Can Do to Ensure Right-Sized Access to Full-Day Kindergarten

02 February 2020
Parents want it. Kids benefit from it. Educators believe in it. So why don't Utah families have more access to full-day kindergarten?  Our new report, "Three Things Utah Can Do to Ensure Right-Sized Access to Full-Day Kindergarten," explores the landscape…

Voices for Utah Children Opposes New Trump Administration Block Grant Guidance

30 January 2020
Today the Trump Administration released new Medicaid block grant options for states. We have seen previous attempts to block grant Medicaid; we continue to oppose this radical restructuring to the Medicaid program. The majority of Utah Medicaid enrollees are children,…

Statement Opposing Supreme Court Ruling on Public Charge

28 January 2020
This week, the Supreme Court of the United States voted in favor of the Trump Administration’s “Public Charge” Rule. With a 5-4 split vote, we understand how dividing this decision is, however, the Public Charge ruling will have negative impacts…