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.

Coloradans Taking Advantage of New Health Coverage Options

Coloradans Taking Advantage of New Health Coverage Options
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 15, 2013

In the month of October, more than 37,500 Coloradans signed up for health care coverage that will begin Jan. 1, 2014. Of those, more than 34,000 will gain coverage through Medicaid and just over 3,400 will get private health insurance through Connect for Health Colorado, […]

Governor Presents State Budget to Joint Budget Committee

Governor Presents State Budget to Joint Budget Committee
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 15, 2013

Late last week, Gov. John Hickenlooper presented his administration’s budget priorities for next fiscal year, 2014-15. The presentation kicked off a two-month series of budget hearings (see the schedule here), leading to the beginning of the 2014 session. During these hearings, lawmakers and administration officials […]

Speaking Up for Kids’ Health on the Western Slope

Speaking Up for Kids’ Health on the Western Slope
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: November 15, 2013

This is the first in a three-part series highlighting success stories from the It’s About Kids Network in 2013. We’ll continue the series in KidsFlash in coming weeks. It’s one thing to tell a budding advocate how the legislative process works, and it’s another to […]

The Science of Neglect: Research from Center on the Developing Child

The Science of Neglect: Research from Center on the Developing Child
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 15, 2013

Many know about the rapid rate at which a child’s brain develops early in life, but what happens to that brain if a child is neglected? The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University recently published a short, but powerful video about the detrimental […]

Fast Fact – Nov. 15, 2013

Fast Fact – Nov. 15, 2013
Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: November 15, 2013

In 2011, approximately 8 out of every 1,000 Colorado children were victims of abuse or neglect, a decline from the previous year. In Colorado, children under age 5 are the most likely to be victims of abuse or neglect. To find child abuse rates for […]

Moving Forward to Support Colorado Students

Moving Forward to Support Colorado Students
Written by: Tara Manthey
Date Posted: November 8, 2013

The defeat of Amendment 66 this week was a great disappointment to all of us at the Children’s Campaign and the many partners who worked so hard on this measure. While we have already begun reflecting on this outcome and how we can move forward […]

2013 Colorado Health Access Survey holds valuable data to inform health policy

2013 Colorado Health Access Survey holds valuable data to inform health policy
Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 8, 2013

The 2013 Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS) results were released this week, showing that one in seven Coloradans is uninsured. The CHAS is the premier source of information on health insurance coverage, access to health care and health care utilization in Colorado. This is the […]