Every child deserves quality health care. Children's Alliance strives to advance children's health policies and investments that close the opportunity gap for children in low-income families and children of color.
Children's Alliance has worked hard to help defend and pass equitable policies such as Cover All Kids, COFA Islander health and dental care, support for behavioral health, and the restoration of Medicaid adult dental benefits.
We choose policy priorities that create racial equality, undo the damage caused by racism, and support families of color. We recognize that we can only improve the lives of ALL children if we start with those furthest from opportunity.
ORAL HEALTH ACCESS
Every Washingtonian should be able to get dental care when they need it. For far too many families, particularly low-income families and people of color, timely and routine oral health care is out of reach.
Dental therapists can help change that. By authorizing dental therapists, Washington state can expand access to dental care where it is most out of reach. The high-quality care provided by dental therapists can increase access to culturally responsive, community-based care, and create good-paying jobs.
Children's Alliance is working with a coalition of over 40 statewide organizations to encourage our legislators to authorize dental therapists.
FAMILY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH ACCESS
Kids thrive when the adults who love them can also get the health care they need for overall health. Children’s Alliance has worked with Washington’s Pacific Islander community to create public investments in health care.
DEFENDING CHILDREN'S HEALTH COVERAGE
We work to expand, sustain and promote racial equity in health care coverage.
Children's Alliance is part of the Health Coalition for Children and Youth, a group of more than 50 statewide organizations working together for health equity in Washington state.