KidsFlash Blog

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.

Fast Fact – May 7, 2021

Fast Fact – May 7, 2021
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 7, 2021

In 2019, 58 Colorado children died from intentional or unintentional injuries, a rate of 5.9 injury deaths for every 100,000 children ages 1-14.

Feds approve waivers for universal school meals

healthy food on the table
Written by: Stephanie Perez-Carrillo
Date Posted: April 30, 2021

Anti-hunger advocates everywhere celebrated a huge advocacy win last week when the USDA announced free meals would be available for all kids in the 2021-22 school year.

The West Steps: Birth equity takes center stage

The west steps
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 30, 2021

The U.S spends more on maternal care than any other country in the world, and yet, we have worse outcomes than any other developed nation. Racism and structural issues within our health care system are just two of the many contributing factors to the rising maternal mortality rate in our country.