Children’s Alliance members and staff joined parents, advocates, policymakers and families from across the state on Thursday, March 22 to witness the signing of Senate Bill 5683, delivering needed access to health care to Washington residents from three Pacific Island nations.
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It’s a win for kids: Due to the work of parents, youth, and community-based leaders during the 2018 legislative session, thousands of Washington kids will grow up in families where the adults who love them can get health care.
Parents, grandparents, advocates and health care professionals told state legislators Monday, January 15 about the immense cost of withholding health care coverage from some Washington residents—and the better future lawmakers can make possible.
Apple Health for Kids needs our protection right now—and new data highlights just how critical our state’s comprehensive, affordable, award-winning health coverage is for kids and families.
A new report ought to prompt state lawmakers to further our kids’ education and economic security—starting in the earliest years.
Children’s Alliance is pleased to announce the Voices for Children Brewster C. Denny Rising Advocate, Alicia Luna. Alicia will accept the award Wednesday, June 7, at the Children’s Alliance annual luncheon in Seattle.
A new report from the state Department of Health reveals harmful disparities in the oral health of Washington children.
We recently gathered our thoughts about what works to persuade lawmakers to act in kids’ interests over the course of special session. Now that the Legislature has begun its special session to complete its work on the two-year budget, we share these three tips in the hopes that they can help us all be more effective advocates for kids.
The Washington State Legislature is on the verge of taking unprecedented action on behalf of Washington’s children and families by establishing a cabinet-level Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF).
A new analysis by KIDS COUNT in Washington shows the power of the state’s quality preschool program, the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), to reduce the opportunity gap in the first five years of a child’s life.
Photo: Vicky (left) and Sarah McIntyre (right), with members of their family at Have a Heart for Kids Day last month. Mother and daughter were two of the many Washingtonians who spoke out against the repeal of Obamacare this past week.