In the News

As a trusted source of expertise and data about children in Colorado, the Colorado Children’s Campaign is frequently cited in news stories statewide, increasing the visibility of issues affecting the health, education, and wellbeing of children in Colorado. Please read through the following articles to learn more about important issues affecting Colorado children.

A Rocky Mountain Road to Health

A Rocky Mountain Road to Health

US News |  March 27, 2018

Socioeconomic disparities that affect health are seen across the state, says Tara Manthey, communications and outreach director for the Colorado Children’s Campaign, a nonprofit that advocates statewide on health and other issues facing young Coloradans

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Colorado lawmakers seek to expand program that puts an end to “lunch shaming”

Colorado lawmakers seek to expand program that puts an end to “lunch shaming”

The Colorado Independent |  January 29, 2018

It’s unlikely students who can’t afford the copay would be able to bring a lunch to school that is as nutritious as a hot lunch, said Erin Miller, vice president of health initiatives for Colorado Children’s Campaign.

“Districts that have a high number of kids that qualify for reduced-priced meals see a 20 percent decline in participation from fifth to sixth grade,” Miller told The Colorado Independent. “It’s clear that the copay is a barrier. So those kids are hungry.”

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