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Census: More than One in Five children living in poverty New child poverty data demands greater investment in America’s youth, child advocates say - Press Release, Terry Haven

14 September 2011
“We’re deeply concerned that children now make up 35 percent of the nation’s poor,” said Karen Crompton, executive director for Voices for Utah Children and Voices member. “The number of children in poverty should alarm policymakers and the public alike,…

A Sustainable Financing Model High Quality Preschool for At-Risk Children, Results from the Granite School District in Utah - Report by Janis Dubno

07 September 2011
There is growing state and national attention on addressing the achievement gap and increasing reading proficiency by 3rd grade. As state governments continue to face challenging fiscal conditions, there is a need to identify strategies that will lead to improved…

Utah drops in ranking of child well-being - Deseret News Editorial, Terry Haven

06 September 2011
Recently the Annie E. Casey Foundation released its 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book. This annual publication ranks states based on ten indicators of child well-being. The 2011 Data Book message is "America's children, America's challenge: Promoting opportunity for the next…

Utah Children in National News - PBS Newshour

03 August 2011
On Tuesday, August 2, 2011, the national PBS Newshour (formerly Jim Lehrer Newshour) did a story on health exchanges that included an interview with our Sr. Health Policy Analyst, Lincoln Nehring. Click on link to view episode http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/health/july-dec11/utahhealth_08-02.html.

Voices for Utah Children submits testimony on Medicaid to Senator Hatch

19 July 2011
On July 14, Senator Orrin Hatch held U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing in Salt Lake City on Medicaid. Voices for Utah Children submitted written testimony detailing the importance of Medicaid to children. Medicaid is a program that improves child health and…

Setting Hatch and Herbert straight - Salt Lake Tribune Editorial, Lincoln Nehring

15 July 2011
For nearly 50 years Medicaid has provided cost-effective, high-quality health coverage to Utah’s kids. Our state’s children get their vaccinations, have their broken arms set and their cavities filled through Medicaid and CHIP. As a result, Utah children are healthier…

Voices for Utah Children Responds to July 14th Senate Finance Committee Hearing on Medicaid

14 July 2011
Senator Hatch chose a panel that included only Republican governors and rejected a request that the hearing include advocates for Utahns who depend on Medicaid to get the health care they need. Voices for Utah Children Executive Director, Karen Crompton,…

Human Capital & Economic Opportunity: Voices Staff joins "Global Working Group"

08 June 2011
Because of her research on the “sustainable funding model” for preschool, Janis Dubno, our Early Childhood Sr. Policy Analyst was invited earlier this year to join the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity:  A Global Working Group which is part of the…

Voices for Utah Children Honored by United Way of Salt Lake

25 May 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 We’re very proud to have been honored by the United Way of Salt Lake at their “Celebration of Service” awards luncheon on May 25. Voices for Utah Children received the 2011 Outstanding Partnership for Community Change…

Federal Expenditures Are Crucial for Utah’s Most Vulnerable Children - Janis Dubno

26 May 2011
A review of state and federal funding for children’s programs in Utah from FY2006 through FY2011 shows the essential role that federal expenditures play in supporting non-education children’s programs in Utah.  Fact Sheet: Federal Expenditures are Crucial for Utah's Most…