Policy Papers & Issue Briefs

Fact sheet: HB 1310

Created on: Monday, January 24, 2011 - 11:35am

Washington state faces a critical lack of access to oral health care. House Bill 1310 offers the opportunity to bring quality, affordable dental care to those most in need. Here's how.

Protegiendo el Programa de Apple Health for Kids

Created on: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 10:43am

Apple Health for Kids es un seguro médico integral para los niños del Estado de Washington. 

Los tiempos económicos difíciles están impactando los presupuestos familiares y también el presupuesto estatal.  La gobernadora y los legisladores de nuestro estado tienen el trabajo de equilibrar el presupuesto estatal.

La gobernadora ha propuesto un recorte para Apple Health for Kids lo que significaría que quitaría la cobertura a 27,000 niños y los dejaría sin acceso a tener un seguro médico accesible. 

Protecting Apple Health for Kids

Created on: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 10:34am

What is Apple Health for Kids?

Apple Health for Kids is a comprehensive health insurance plan for children in Washington State.

The tough economic times are impacting families’ budgets and the state’s budget as well.  The Governor has proposed a cut to Apple Health for Kids that would throw 27,000 children off of coverage and leave them without access to affordable health insurance.

Testimony on HB 3225

Created on: Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 4:02pm

Jon Gould, Deputy Director, testified to the state House Ways and Means Committee during the one-day special session on December 11th, 2010.

Fact Sheet: Good Oral Health is Critical for Kids

Created on: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 12:01pm

Dental disease is a serious but preventable problem for kids. It is the most common childhood disease, affecting five times as many children as asthma. Too many kids in Washington suffer from poor oral health, causing pain that hurts kids’ ability to learn, eat, and be healthy for their entire lives. Learn more.

Access to Oral Health Care: References and Resources

Created on: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 9:16am


Good Oral Health is Critical for Kids: Fact Sheet

Untreated dental disease also leads to avoidable trips to the emergency room and costly surgical procedures. It's a solvable problem. Learn more the effects of dental disease on kids and solutions to help kids stay healthy.

2010 Smile Survey

Vota por los niños en 2010

Created on: Friday, October 15, 2010 - 11:17am

Las elecciones están ya ante nosotros y éstas pueden ser algo bueno en medio de estos tiempos difíciles económicos, pero también podrían empeorar las cosas.  El Children’s Alliance ha tomado una postura sobre seis de las medidas en las papeletas que tienen la posibilidad de beneficiar o de dañar a los niños.

Lee un folleto sobre las iniciativas en la papeleta.

2010 Ballot Measures Impacting Kids and Families

Created on: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 1:08pm

The outcome of six ballot initiatives in the 2010 fall election will change the lives of kids and families. Read an analysis of the impact of each initiative.

Read the summary of our positions.

Home Visiting Public-Private Matching Fund

Created on: Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 12:55pm

In the 2010 legislative session, the legislature approved a new public-private matching fund for home visiting, called the Home Visiting Services Account. The Account was established in the budget which can be found here. The legislature started off the fund with $500,000 (which included $200,000 in new state funds), which will then be matched by Thrive by Five Washington, the state’s public-private partnership for early learning.

Initiative 1107 would worsen state deficit

Created on: Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 9:10am

Children's Alliance opposes Initiative 1107, an initiative to the state ballot in 2010. 1107 rolls back revenue that is supporting critical health and education services in Washington State. The campaign to oppose Initiative 1107 released this statement in response to the State's analysis of the financial implications of Iniative 1107.