This week, we said farewell to our V.P. of Early Childhood and Policy Initiatives, Bill Jaeger. In the midst of this transition, we are thrilled to know that our early childhood agenda will continue to thrive with Melissa Mares’ leadership as our new Director of Early Childhood Initiatives!
Our KidsFlash blog helps child advocates and policymakers stay up to date on the latest child wellbeing news around the state. In our weekly newsletter, you can find data and research on child health, early childhood learning and development, K-12 education, and more. During the legislative session, KidsFlash also serves as a resource to help 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 you need to make a difference in the lives of Colorado's children.
On May 18, CCF will be hosting part seven of their webinar series “Unwinding the COVID-19 Medicaid Continuous Eligibility Provision.” This presentation focuses on what the end of the PHE means for Medicaid eligibility, and how advocates can engage in their state’s planning process.
This week, Colorado surpassed a total of 4 million people vaccinated for COVID-19. This puts the state above the national average of 66% and at a ranking of sixteenth among U.S. states for COVID vaccination rates.
Helping families access the Child Tax Credit / Ayudando a las familias a acceder al Crédito Tributario por Niños
On May 19 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., join Code for America, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the Coalition on Human Needs, and The Partnership for America’s Children for their webinar: “It’s Not Too Late to Help Families Get the Expanded Child Tax Credit: GetCTC.org Navigator Training.”
Join CHI on May 19 from 8-9 a.m. for their monthly Eggheads webinar. This month’s presentation will provide an analysis of the 2022 legislative session and discuss two related projects: AARPA tracking and a brief overview of national health and social services trends. Register today!
In 2019, 79% of all 2-year-olds in Colorado were fully immunized, receiving the combined 6-vaccine series. More than one in five of Colorado’s 2-year-olds is not fully protected from preventable diseases like polio, mumps, measles and whooping cough.