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KIDS COUNT Data Book shows Washington ranks low on economic security, high on children’s health

New national rankings of child well-being show that Washington’s kids have been hurt by hard times.

Washington ranks 18th out of all 50 states in the new KIDS COUNT Data Book, a detailed look at 16 indicators of child well-being grouped into four domains: Economic Well-Being, Education, Health, and Family and Community.

The Data Book presents the most recent trends for kids in Washington and across the country, starting before the recession began and ending with the most recent year of available data. Read the KIDS COUNT in Washington press release.

HCCY Media Release: U.S. Supreme Court clears way for a healthier, more equitable Washington for our kids


(June 28, 2012) Release from Health Coalition for Children and Youth

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today preserving the Affordable Care Act clears the way for us to move forward with implementation of this historic law. Our state must take this opportunity and make the best possible choices for children and families to ensure that more Washingtonians have access to quality, affordable healthcare and coverage.

Read the full press release for our analysis and multiple media contacts.

Media Release: Hundreds of Kids, advocates to deliver Special Session children’s proclamation

Wednesday, November 30 – The first week of Special Session will have a memorable closing day on Friday in Olympia, when hundreds of kids, parents, and advocates stand together at Children’s Alliance’s Have a Heart for Kids Day: 2011 Special Session. This will culminate in a rally with parent and youth speakers, and a Proclamation by the Children of Washington released and delivered to legislators.

PRESS RELEASE: $80M for health coverage will brighten state budget outlook

Kids, advocates and medical professionals this morning announced $80 million in federal revenue the state is expected to receive in recognition of Apple Health for Kids.
This federal money provides a sensible way to provide health coverage for all eligible children and avoid any unnecessary reductions.

“We have what it takes to continue Apple Health for Kids,” said Jon Gould, deputy director of the Children’s Alliance. Read more.

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Press Release: National foundation awards Children's Alliance grant to help cover more kids

Feb. 23, 2011 – Today, the Children’s Alliance announces its receipt of a $120,000 grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation under the Foundation’s Insuring America’s Children: Getting to the Finish Line initiative.

This grant coincides with the two-year anniversary of the reauthorization of the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and will support the Children’s Alliance in its work to advance policies and best practices that can help cover Washington children.