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New bill would increase access to oral health care by authorizing dental therapists

OLYMPIA—Legislators have a solution to Washington state’s shortage of oral health providers: authorize dental therapists to work all across the state.

For too many Washington families, timely and routine oral health care is out of reach. In 37 out of the state’s 39 counties, too few dental professionals are meeting local needs.

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA: Defensores y proveedores de servicios condenan la prueba de ingresos de "carga pública" de Trump

PARA MÁS INFORMACIÓN:
Sarah Sumadi, OneAmerica, (206) 723-2203 x226
Malou Chávez, Proyecto de los Derechos del Inmigrante, (206) 957-8633
Eric Holzapfel, Entre Hermanos, (206) 486-9755

SEATTLE— Personas que pueden verse afectadas por la regla de "carga pública" propuesta por Trump deben continuar participando en programas cruciales de salud, vivienda y nutrición, dice un grupo de defensores, abogados de inmigración y proveedores de servicios sociales llamados la coalición de Protección de Familias Inmigrantes – Washington.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Advocates, Service Providers Condemn Trump’s “Public Charge” Income Test Adam Wed, 10/10/2018 - 09:08


SEATTLE, Wash. — The Protecting Immigrant Families – Washington coalition condemns new regulations proposed by the Trump administration that would effectively impose an income test on family-based immigration and scare millions of families away from crucial health, housing and nutrition assistance. 

Four state legislators named Champions for Children Adam Fri, 07/13/2018 - 11:48

Four state lawmakers have been honored for their outstanding service on behalf of children in the 2018 state legislative session.

Each of the lawmakers partnered with the Children’s Alliance to ensure the passage of Senate Bill 5683, which advances family and community health by making affordable full-family coverage possible for thousands of Asian and Pacific Islander Washingtonians.

State Representative Tom Dent honored for work to expand access to high-quality early learning Adam Thu, 10/20/2016 - 17:43
Representative Tom Dent (R-Moses Lake) was honored for his commitment to the first five years of a child’s life on Tuesday, Oct. 18. 
State Representative Bruce Chandler honored for work to expand access to high-quality early learning Adam Wed, 10/19/2016 - 18:07
"Representative Chandler understands that early learning builds strong kids and strong communities. His public service has improved opportunities for Washington’s children,” said Children's Alliance deputy director Jon Gould.
Six legislators honored for work to expand access to high-quality early learning Adam Wed, 09/28/2016 - 17:10

Six state legislators were honored for their commitment to the first five years of a child’s life on Saturday, Sept. 17 , with Crayon Awards from the Early Learning Action Alliance.

The awards were presented to Senators Joe Fain (R-47th) and Steve Litzow (R-41st) and Representatives Chad Magendanz (R-5th), Ruth Kagi (D-32nd), Eric Pettigrew (D-37th) and Tana Senn (D-41st) at Green River College by representatives of the Early Learning Action Alliance.

Children’s Alliance applauds U.S. Senate for Renewing support for Apple Health for Kids

SEATTLE—Advocates for children and families in Washington applauded the U.S. Senate for passing a bill yesterday that extends funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for two years. 
The vote follows passage of identical legislation in the House. It demonstrates that members of Congress overwhelmingly support the CHIP program and understand it is vital to keeping kids across the country healthy.

Schools win cash for helping students "fuel up first"

Eight school districts across Washington state have earned honors for serving more students the first meal of the day: breakfast.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn, the Washington State Dairy Council, and the non-profit advocacy group for kids the Children’s Alliance are recognizing the school districts with gold, silver and bronze awards and cash prizes of $500-$1,500. The Dairy Council provided funds for the awards, and for colorful award banners to hang in local schools.

MEDIA RELEASE: Community Organizations Speak Up for Equal Benefits for Hungry Families


Seventy-one community based organizations from across the state have joined together to call for full restoration of State Food Assistance for Washington children, elders, and families.

The organizations, representing people in communities of color and anti-hunger organizations like food banks, are asking state legislators to restore full funding to State Food Assistance, a crucial form of food support for children in immigrant families.

New Data Shows Critical Need to Invest in Children's Early Years

New national data shows that state and federal policies fail to connect thousands of Washington children to the opportunities they need for success in school and in life.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s latest KIDS COUNT policy report, “The First Eight Years: Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success,” presents a strong case for investing in the early years of a child's life.

MEDIA RELEASE: Twelve legislators named Champions for Children Adam Mon, 08/06/2012 - 16:56


The Children’s Alliance is recognizing 12 state legislators for protecting kids in the 2012 legislative sessions.

The Champion for Children award is the highest honor that the Children’s Alliance can give to a legislator.