Category: Research

Colorado’s child poverty rate drops again; uninsured rate for Colorado kids stays flat

Data released this week from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey show encouraging trends in the well-being of Colorado kids. According to the new data, Colorado’s child poverty rate declined to 13.4 percent in 2016, down from 14.7 …

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ALERT: Take action to support CHIP

In case you missed it, we issued an alert yesterday to take action on CHIP. Please reach out to our Senators and your U.S. Representative today! With just a few legislative days left in September, Congress has not ensured funding …

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Elevating Equity, Part 1: How “food deserts” impact families’ access to healthy options

This April, the Colorado Children’s Campaign released the 2017 KIDS COUNT in Colorado report. This year’s report looks a little different than the previous 23—its pages contain fewer charts and, instead, more of the stories we heard from Coloradans across …

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Report: Early Childhood Education Unites American Voters

The First Five Years Fund released its 2017 national bipartisan poll that examined American voters’ attitudes towards early childhood education. At a time when divisive rhetoric, calls for resistance, and partisan distrust dominate the political headlines across the country, the …

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Learn more about the quality of your child’s school

Want to understand more about the quality of your child’s school? Join the Colorado Children’s Campaign and the Colorado Education Initiative for a Data 101 skill building workshop on Monday, June 26 at the Corky Gonzales Library. Participants will develop …

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Elevating Equity: Notes from the 2017 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report

We all want our kids to inherit a bright and vibrant future. Each of us strives to create a world for our children in which there is nothing stopping them for achieving their highest dreams. We work toward a future …

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We have answers to our most burning public health questions thanks to the endangered Health Colorado Kids Survey

Curious whether more high school students are using marijuana now that retail sales are legal? Check the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey. Wondering how many hours of screen time they are getting each week? Check the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey. Interested …

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New report reviews importance of statewide assessments in Colorado

A white paper released this week by Climb Higher Colorado, Stand for Children and the Colorado Children’s Campaign offers an overview of statewide summative assessments in Colorado. The report, “Statewide Testing in Colorado: Where it Came From and Why It …

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National Academy of Medicine seeks to increase fruits and vegetables in WIC food packages

The National Academy of Medicine recently undertook a review of the food package provided to women and children participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). The review included a consideration of comments from the …

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Report: Quality, access in Colorado Preschool Program increase

The annual report of the Colorado Preschool Program shows a boost in state funding in 2013 and 2014 led to more children being able to access high-quality early childhood education programs with trained instructors and better outcomes on statewide measures …

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