DENVER—One in five of Colorado’s youngest children is at risk of not being counted in the 2020 census, according to a new report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. As many as 62,000 Colorado children under 5 live in communities that are considered hard to count. Without efforts to ensure all Colorado children are counted in the 2020 census, kids will be deprived of investment and representation during their critical early years, according to the 2018 KIDS COUNT® Data Book.View Press Release
At the Colorado Children's Campaign, we're constantly working to improve the health and well-being of Colorado children through data-driven public policy. We provide trusted data and research on child well-being and organize an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. Please read the following press releases to learn more about how we're working to improve the lives of Colorado's children.
DENVER—Colorado children have seen significant progress in some areas of health, early development and education in the past 25 years, according to a new report from the Colorado Children’s Campaign. Yet, stagnant wages for many Coloradans, along with barriers to employment, have meant stubborn poverty rates for kids.View Press Release
Statement from Colorado Children’s Campaign President and CEO Kelly Causey on today’s Colorado Supreme Court decision to uphold Senate Bill 10-191, the Great Teachers and Leaders law:View Press Release
The 75-member Colorado CHIP Coalition applauds Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office for putting forward this short-term solution to the imminent CHP+ coverage losses facing Colorado families. This emergency supplemental request will allow Colorado to delay sending CHP+ coverage termination notices to tens of thousands of Colorado families during the holidays.View Press Release
The 2017 KIDS COUNT® Data Book released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that kids in other states are benefiting more from gains in the economic well-being, education, health and family and community indicators.View Press Release
KIDS COUNT: Coloradans Report that Racial Disparities in Child Well-Being Are Deeply Rooted in Policy
The 2017 edition of KIDS COUNT in Colorado! highlights racial and ethnic inequities in child well-being and explores how public policy decisions—intentional and not—throughout our country’s history have shaped the opportunities available to children and families of color in Colorado.View Press Release