Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

Eastern WA

Leadership in Advocacy Training -- Spokane

On Friday, October 4th, Children’s Alliance is sponsoring a community-led advocacy training with leaders in Spokane, WA. Details below:

Spokane Advocacy Day
Friday, October 4th
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Center – East Central Community Center
500 Stone St
Spokane, WA 99202

Dental Therapists: Bringing Care to Communities

All Washingtonians should be able to get dental care when they need it, regardless of where they live or how much money they have. Yet many can’t. Dental Therapists are licensed providers that extend the reach of the existing dental team. They can help people get the care they need to be healthy.

Dental Therapists will:

•    Expand dental care access to families and communities.
•    Save money by providing high quality routine, cost-effective care and preventing dental emergencies.

Senator Murray and the 2013 Farm Bill

U.S. Senator Patty Murray wrote to Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee to lay out her priorities for the 2013 Farm Bill. She urged protection of the SNAP program (Food Stamps? and other programs that help fight hunger.

We're in the News: Kids' health care in danger

The Spokesman Review published an article about dramatic cuts being proposed to the successful Apple Health for Kids program. Children's Alliance Deputy Director Jon Gould was quoted:

2009 Legislative Agenda

The Children's Alliance 2009 Legislative Agenda lays out our top priorities in this tough legislative session.

Policy Paper - 2009 Session: Childhood Hunger

The Children's Alliance 2009 End Childhood Hunger policy paper lays out our priorities for the 09 legislative session: support struggling families to provide at least two meals a day.

Report: End Childhood Hunger in Washington

Nearly 300,000 children in Washington live in households that struggle to put nutritious food on the table every day. The issues these children face can be complex; solving their hunger is not: Feed children three nutritious meals each and every day.

Childhood hunger is a problem that is often hard to see, but its short-term and long-term effects on children’s health and well-being are clear. Childhood Hunger has no place in Washington. 

10 Point Strategic Plan to End Childhood Hunger in Washington

Ending Childhood Hunger in Washingtion Full Report

Executive Summary

Situational Analysis

Key Findings

10 goals

Conclusions and Timeline