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Children’s Commissioners and Ombudsman Offices

| August 7, 2015 |

Today, there are over 40 countries which have created children’s commissions or similar bodies within their governments. These organizations help conduct research, provide community services,

Medicaid provides critical health coverage for young people aging out of foster care

| July 31, 2015 |

As Medicaid turns 50, we reflect on its milestones in providing health care coverage for vulnerable youth in this country, including children in the

Medicaid and CHIP are Essential for Tackling Health Disparities in Children

| July 29, 2015 |

Despite notable advancements in children’s health care over the last two decades, children of color continue to experience a range of health disparities when

Medicaid Continues to Improve its Coverage for Children with Disabilities

| July 27, 2015 |

When it was enacted in 1965, Medicaid provided assistance to only the poorest of families who were receiving cash assistance. Over time, the public

Top three home improvement chains remove dangerous chemicals from vinyl flooring

| July 13, 2015 |

In a victory for families, the nation’s third largest home improvement chain is joining Home Depot and Lowe’s in removing a class of chemicals

Weapon-related violence is a pressing public health issue for children

| June 22, 2015 |

LA Times Science Now recently covered a study that surveyed children between the ages of 2 and 17 to examine the links between exposure to

Voices of Youth: Redefining Homelessness for Children

| June 17, 2015 |

On Tuesday, June 16, Senator Patty Murray, Senator Lisa Murkowski, and Senator Dianne Feinstein sponsored “Voices of Youth,” a discussion among 10 formerly or

Menards: eliminate toxic phthalates from your vinyl flooring

| June 15, 2015 |

We recently became aware from the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Mind the Store campaign of a class of chemicals known as phthalates. Phthalates make

Providing Summer Meals to Low-Income Families with Children

| June 12, 2015 |

On June 10, a release event was held for the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act of 2015, introduced by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative

Every Kid Needs a Family

| May 19, 2015 |

In its latest KIDS COUNT policy report, Every Kid Needs a Family: Giving Children in the Child Welfare System the Best Chance for Success, the