Policy Papers & Issue Briefs

Apple Health for Kids in the 44th legislative district

Created on: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 8:04am

One out of three kids in Snohomish County gets health care thanks to Apple Health for Kids. Read our fact sheet.

Fact sheet: Apple Health for Kids

Created on: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 8:54am

Covering all kids made sense in good times; it makes even more sense in hard times. Apple Health for Kids — Washington’s children’s health insurance program  — is a proven success and a lifeline to struggling families during this Great Recession. Read our fact sheet on Apple Health for Kids.

Why we support mid-level dental providers

Created on: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 11:31am

HB 1310 would create a new, licensed mid-level dental provider to help improve access for low-income, uninsured, and disadvantaged Washingtonians who have untreated oral health needs. Our fact sheet counters some common myths and misperceptions about dental therapists. Download a copy.

Fact sheet: HB 1310

Created on: Monday, January 24, 2011 - 10:35am

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 - 9:43am

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 - 9:34am

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 - 3:02pm

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 - 11:01am

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 - 8:16am

 

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 - 10:17am

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.