New national rankings of child well-being show that Washington’s kids have been hurt by hard times.
Washington ranks 18th out of all 50 states in the new KIDS COUNT Data Book, a detailed look at 16 indicators of child well-being grouped into four domains: Economic Well-Being, Education, Health, and Family and Community.
The Data Book presents the most recent trends for kids in Washington and across the country, starting before the recession began and ending with the most recent year of available data. Read the KIDS COUNT in Washington press release.
(June 28, 2012) Release from Health Coalition for Children and Youth
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today preserving the Affordable Care Act clears the way for us to move forward with implementation of this historic law. Our state must take this opportunity and make the best possible choices for children and families to ensure that more Washingtonians have access to quality, affordable healthcare and coverage.
Read the full press release for our analysis and multiple media contacts.
(June 11, 2012) - At its annual luncheon on June 7, the Children’s Alliance presented awards to three outstanding advocates who have worked to improve the lives of children and families in Washington state.
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Wednesday, November 30 – The first week of Special Session will have a memorable closing day on Friday in Olympia, when hundreds of kids, parents, and advocates stand together at Children’s Alliance’s Have a Heart for Kids Day: 2011 Special Session. This will culminate in a rally with parent and youth speakers, and a Proclamation by the Children of Washington released and delivered to legislators.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011 – A report released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that the recession made a deep mark on Washington’s families. The number of hungry households in the state shot up nearly 100 percent from 2008 to the end of 2010; Washington state now ranks as the 11th hungriest state in the nation.
Monday, July 25, 2011 — Children’s Alliance is proud to announce continued support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for a multi-year effort to level the playing field for kids’ access to quality, affordable dental care in Washington state. Read the full press release.
At the end of a difficult legislative session, child advocates have walked away with a major accomplishment. The successful Apple Health for Kids health coverage program will stay open to all eligible children.
The Children’s Alliance released the following statement today in response to Senate Bill 5929, which will limit enrollment in the state’s popular, successful, cost-effective health coverage program, Apple Health for Kids. Read it here. Read our statement here.