KidsFlash Blog

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, youth success, family economic prosperity 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. Subscribe to KidsFlash today to receive our posts in the form of our weekly e-newsletter.

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Fast Fact – Sept. 30, 2022

Fast Fact – Sept. 30, 2022

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 30, 2022

Despite the increased economic struggles families faced related to COVID-19, fall 2021 data showed fewer students identified as eligible for FRL for the second year in a row.

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Our Lunchtime Spotlight: Healthy School Meals for All

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 23, 2022

Save the date! On Sept. 28 at noon, join us for a lunchtime chat about the Healthy School Meals for All (HSMA) ballot measure. Facilitated by the HSMA campaign and coalition, this conversation will be livestreamed on both the Children’s Campaign and the HSMA Campaign Facebook pages.

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Colorado Option enrollment opens Nov. 1

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 23, 2022

Health insurance open enrollment starts Nov. 1, and this year, Coloradans have another coverage plan to choose from to save them money on health care services. Colorado Option, established through HB21-1232, is a new standardized health plan.

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Renter resources from NEWR Denver

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 23, 2022

No Eviction Without Representation (NEWR) Denver has launched their website for this November election cycle. Denver Initiative 305 provides free legal representation to Denver renters navigating the eviction process.

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Register today for Strolling Thunder Colorado 2022!

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 23, 2022

Strolling Thunder is just over a week away, and we couldn’t be more excited! It is not too late to register for this family-friendly event, and we hope you will join us virtually on Oct. 1 from 9:30 – 11 a.m.

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CAP releases new poverty data tool

CAP releases new poverty data tool

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 23, 2022

The Center for American Progress (CAP) recently launched a new data tool that allows user to more easily explore U.S. Census Bureau poverty data on the national, state, and congressional district level.

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COVID-19 vaccination rates for kids under 6 remain low

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 23, 2022

In June 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized and unanimously recommended both the Moderna two dose COVID-19 vaccine series and the Pfizer three dose series for children aged 6 months to 4 years. These were critical advancements in vaccination accessibility to young children.

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Fast Fact – Sept. 23, 2022

Fast Fact – Sept. 23, 2022

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 23, 2022

Online pupil enrollment in Colorado was slowly rising prior to the pandemic and increased significantly by nearly 9,600 kids in school year 2020-21.

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