What's New?

2013 KIDS COUNT National Data Book Released

24 June 2013
The new Annie E. Casey Foundation National KIDS COUNT report shows Utah's ranking for overall child well-being dropped from 11th to 14th    We know what works to build healthy, strong, and economically secure kids. It's time Utah put kids…

Poverty committee begins trek for solutions

17 June 2013
SALT LAKE CITY — A new committee began a difficult trek on Monday. David Burton described members of the Intergenerational Poverty Advisory Committee as pioneers on a journey to end intergenerational poverty in Utah.

Goldman Sachs bets on SLC early education program

16 June 2013
Goldman Sachs plans to announce this week that it will finance an early education program in Utah _ and it expects to make money on the venture.

Partnership involving Voices for Utah Children receives nation’s first social impact bond for preschool

17 June 2013
Voices for America's Children Blog - "The nation's fabled upward mobility has come to a screeching halt because low-income kids start behind in kindergarten and never catch up," New York Times Columnist Gail Collins recently wrote. No one, she opined,…

Utah public preschool push gets $7 million from private investors

14 June 2013
Public preschool has been a no-go in Utah, despite mounting evidence of its academic, social and economic benefits.

Goldman Sachs to Finance Early Education Program

12 June 2013
Goldman Sachs is making its second foray into an experimental method of financing social services, lending up to $4.6 million for a childhood education program in Salt Lake City.

Editorial by Mona Burton - My View: Investments in quality preschool an investment in the future

11 June 2013
As a partner of a law firm with offices across the Mountain West and in Washington, D.C., board chair of United Way of Salt Lake, and a volunteer job coach for refugee youth, I strongly believe in supporting programs that…

Utah mom: ‘I would have died’ without PCN, state‘s low-income health coverage

08 June 2013
Health reform • If Utah doesn't expand its Medicaid eligibility, what will happen to those who don't qualify and now rely on the state's Primary Care Network?

Poor or rich? In Utah, depends whom you ask

23 May 2013
In an interesting study in contrasts, The Tribune Editorial Board hosted two advocacy groups on the same morning this week that could not have had more disparate perspectives on the state of Utahns' well-being.

Analysis: Medicaid expansion would save Utah millions, cover 123K uninsured

23 May 2013
Affordable Care Act • Report says partial expansion, or none, would cost Utah millions.