Colorado’s dramatic gains in covering kids with health insurance have stalled—and the state could see the number of kids without insurance increase if a proposed immigration rule change takes effect.
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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently inspected a detention facility for migrant children in Texas and identified substantial risks for children being held there. According to a memorandum issued by HHS, the facility has not been conducting FBI fingerprint background checks on the staff working at the facility, and the number of mental health providers at the facility is dangerously low.
Last month, Gov. John Hickenlooper presented his budget to the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee, the final proposed budget of Gov. Hickenlooper’s time in office.
Across Colorado, family child care homes provide an essential source of care for children and families. The public policies that affect these homes are an area of robust discussion throughout the state, and we want to hear the voices of stakeholders on several topics.
The Children’s Campaign would like to applaud all Coloradans who voted last Tuesday! We were encouraged by such high voter turnout (nearly 60 percent of eligible voters cast a ballot), especially among unaffiliated voters. The results were mixed for Colorado kids, but there is still a lot to celebrate.
The Colorado Children’s Campaign Annual Luncheon is known for entertaining courageous conversations about issues impacting the well-being of our kids.
Engaging, impactful legislative symposium hosted by the Huerfano and Las Animas Counties Early Childhood Council
Congratulations to our partners at the Huerfano and Las Animas Counties (HuLA) Early Childhood Council on their informative and inspiring legislative symposium at the end of October. Hosted in partnership with the Prenatal, Infant, Toddler Coalition and Think Babies, the HuLA Early Childhood Council Legislative Symposium educated dozens of elected officials, candidates for public office, community leaders, and parents about the importance of the earliest years of a child’s life and the impact that they can have on their future development and success.