Read more on the state budget:
Initiatives backed by corporate funds I Tri-City Herald I 07-24-2010
Read more on initiatives:
Budget Outlook for Federal Children’s Programs Looks Tough I 07-26-2010I Birth to Thrive Online
- Bringing Oral Health Awareness to Capitol Hill I Oral Health Matters blog I 07-22-2010
- Many people think the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Health Reform Bill) is only about reforming insurance to expand access to health coverage. The bill also contains many important provisions that will improve care coordination and access to critical preventive services. One such unfunded program is the Oral Health Public Education Campaign, which is designed to raise awareness of the importance of oral health—particularly for young children from underserved populations.
- Kids Count Report: Washington Scores Mixed I KPLU I 07-27-2010
- Washington's kids are healthy but continue to face education challenges compared to other states. That's the finding from the annual Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which uses data from the census bureau to track children's health and education. "We under-educate kids who grow up in our state, and we tend to import more talent into the state than educate the young people who grow up here," according to Deborah Wilds, director of the College Success Foundation. She adds that first-generation and minority kids need greater community supports in place.