The child poverty rate in Colorado declined to 15.4 percent in 2014, the first time the state has seen a back-to-back decline since the annual measure began in 2000. The rate declined from 16.9 percent in 2013, making Colorado one of 10 states with statistically significant declines.View Press Release
At the Colorado Children's Campaign, we're constantly working to improve the health and wellbeing of Colorado children through data-driven public policy. We provide Coloradoans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing 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.
Chris Watney, President and CEO of the Colorado Children’s Campaign, highlights today’s release of the Colorado Health Access Survey and the great news it brings for Colorado’s kids and families. The uninsured rate for children in Colorado is 2.5 percent, which is down from 7 percent in 2013.View Press Release
Colorado moved up one spot to 21st in the nation in a ranking of overall child wellbeing, according to the 2015 KIDS COUNT® Data Book released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.View Press Release
According to the 2015 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report from the Colorado Children’s Campaign, child poverty in Colorado has declined for the first time since 2008, but gains in child well-being vary greatly across the state, with many rural areas still experiencing high levels of child poverty.View Press Release
Denver, CO – Two out of every five young children in Colorado are growing up in low-income households, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation that calls for a comprehensive two-generation effort to lift kids out of poverty.View Press Release
Denver, CO – A national expert on the intersection between childhood trauma and negative long-term impacts will be the featured speaker at the Colorado Children’s Campaign Annual Luncheon on Nov. 18.View Press Release