In response to the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the American Public Health Association (APHA) has opened free online access to research and essays on firearms published in the American Journal of Public Health.
Our KidsFlash blog helps child advocates and policymakers stay up to date on the latest child well-being news from the Colorado State Capitol and around the state. Find data and research on child health, early childhood education and development, K-12 education, and more. Track important legislation and policies affecting Colorado's kids. Get the inside scoop on the Children's Campaign's outreach efforts - including information on important fundraising and advocacy events, as well as efforts being undertaken by the It's About Kids and Circle of Friends networks. The KidsFlash blog is your connection to the resources and information your need to make a difference in the lives of Colorado's children.
Join The Colorado Health Symposium on April 26 in Cañon City for Symposium Unplugged: Poverty’s Impact on Colorado’s Health, a daylong event that looks at the effect of poverty on the health of individuals and families in our state.
The Joint Budget Committee (JBC) is currently considering budget items and requests across state agencies and departments as part of the annual budgeting process. Here are some highlights of budget items that impact Colorado kids:
We are excited to share a new opportunity that will help us make every baby in Colorado a priority. The Colorado Children’s Campaign and Clayton Early Learning have been selected as a state partner for ZERO TO THREE’s Think BabiesTM campaign.
Research spotlight: Colorado sees decades of progress with infant mortality, yet racial and ethnic disparities persist
All of Colorado’s babies deserve to thrive in their first months of life. Analyzing infant mortality data is essential to understanding how we might continue to keep the youngest Coloradans healthy and prevent infant deaths in our state. Colorado has seen significant progress in improving the well-being of babies—the drop in our state’s infant mortality rate has been one of the fastest in the nation.
A new report out this week from the Georgetown Center for Children and Families finds that Colorado performed above the state median rate for developmental screenings in Medicaid and CHIP, according to data reported by 26 states in 2016.
The Colorado Department of Education is now accepting applications for Student Wellness Programs. The Student Wellness Grant exists to implement student wellness programs that support the implementation of whole school, whole community and whole child approaches.
Hunger Free Colorado recently released its annual “Food Stamp Impact Reports” for all 64 counties that detail the efficiency and effectiveness of the state-supervised, county-administered program, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP.
President Trump released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 this week, and it doesn’t work for kids. While Congress won’t subscribe to it in its entirety, it outlines the president’s vision for America. It is a roadmap to his political agenda and it has serious implications for children and families.
This morning after an only hours-long government shut-down, Congress passed a long-term budget package that was signed into law by President Trump. The package keeps the government running for six weeks to allow lawmakers time to write a final federal budget for this year and provides longer term fiscal certainty through September 2019. The law includes funding for a number of programs that are critical for kids and families, including CHIP, home visiting, and child care. It also includes some concerning provisions, such as cuts to the Prevention and Public Health Fund and changes to third-party liability policy in Medicaid that could reduce access to care for pregnant women. And it is silent on a solution for the future of young people living, working, and parenting in our communities through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.