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 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. 

Melissa Mares is our new Director of Early Childhood Initiatives

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 13, 2022

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! 

Help us welcome three new Campaigners!

Help us welcome three new Campaigners!
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 13, 2022

As we wrap up the 2022 legislative session, we are so excited to welcome three new members to the Children’s Campaign team!

Learn about the unwinding of the Medicaid continuous coverage provision

Learn about the unwinding of the Medicaid continuous coverage provision
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 13, 2022

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.

The West Steps: 2022 legislative session wrap up

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 13, 2022

Welcome back to The West Steps! We are joined by Riley Kitts, Government Affairs Director at the Colorado Children’s Campaign, for our final conversation of season four.

Colorado ranks sixteenth in U.S for COVID vaccination rate

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 13, 2022

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.

Register today for CHI’s May Eggheads webinar

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 13, 2022

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! 

Fast Fact – May 13, 2022

Fast Fact – May 13, 2022
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: May 13, 2022

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.