The U.S. government is still holding 171 children in detention who were separated from their parents at the U.S. border under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. These children have been separated from their parents and held in custody for as long as six months.
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In 2016, Colorado’s infant mortality rate was 4.8 deaths per 1,000 live births, representing the deaths of 321 infants in the state. Often used as an indicator of overall maternal and child health, the infant mortality rate captures infant deaths in the first year of […]
Colorado’s dramatic gains in covering kids with health insurance have stalled—and the state could see the number of kids without insurance increase if a proposed immigration rule change takes effect.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently inspected a detention facility for migrant children in Texas and identified substantial risks for children being held there. According to a memorandum issued by HHS, the facility has not been conducting FBI fingerprint background checks on the staff working at the facility, and the number of mental health providers at the facility is dangerously low.
Last month, Gov. John Hickenlooper presented his budget to the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee, the final proposed budget of Gov. Hickenlooper’s time in office.
Across Colorado, family child care homes provide an essential source of care for children and families. The public policies that affect these homes are an area of robust discussion throughout the state, and we want to hear the voices of stakeholders on several topics.