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- December 08, 2017

Fast Fact- December 08, 2017
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 8, 2017

In 2016, nearly 6 percent of births in Colorado were to women who reported smoking during their pregnancy.

ACTION ALERT: Take action today to save CHIP

ACTION ALERT: Take action today to save CHIP
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 1, 2017

This week, tens of thousands of Colorado families who use the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in Colorado to access quality, affordable health care for their children were given notice that the program will end in January 2018 if Congress does not act to extend […]

Kelly has scheduled her Gives Day donation, have you?

Kelly Causey holding sign for Gives Day 2017
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 1, 2017

Our President and CEO, Kelly Causey, has already scheduled her Colorado Gives Day donations to get ahead of the game next week. We hope you’ll consider adding the Colorado Children’s Campaign to your giving list on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Your support will help us make […]

Welcome Erica!

Erica Manoatl as an adult
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: December 1, 2017

We are excited to welcome a new research analyst, Erica Manoatl, to the Children’s Campaign family! Erica joined us this week after working as a research assistant at Columbia University, investigating the areas of child health and school readiness and performance. Erica also served as […]

Measures of Children’s Health Care Quality Include Developmental Screening

Measures of Children’s Health Care Quality Include Developmental Screening
Written by: Sarah Barnes
Date Posted: December 1, 2017

Coloradans now have access to a new source of information on how well babies and young children are being screened for developmental milestones—and how we compare to other states reporting on similar services. Information released in November shows Colorado is performing in the top half of states.