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Health

Who’s uninsured in Nebraska?

We know that health insurance is linked to all sorts of improved outcomes for kids. Certainly, health insurance is important when accidents happen, like that broken arm from falling off the monkey bars. But health insurance also helps keep kids from getting sick, whether through immunizations or by getting treatment…...

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More children uninsured, high poverty rate hangs on

  The U.S. Census Bureau released new state data today on the number of Nebraska children living in poverty and the number of children who lack health insurance. The data show both good news and bad news for Nebraska kids. Most concerning is new data indicating the number of children…...

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25 for 25: Prenatal Care

We are commemorating our 25th Anniversary with 25 posts about our history and accomplishments between now and the Spotlight Gala on September 15.  Join us for a celebration of Voices for Children and all of the organizations, lawmakers, and individuals who have supported our work on behalf of children.  For…...

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KIDS COUNT: How to reverse the bad trends, boost the good

For the 18% of Nebraska kids in poverty, and for the 24% of kids whose parents don’t have secure employment, each day is governed by difficult choices that must be made on their behalf. New shoes for growing feet, or nutritious meals on the dinner table? A trip to the…...

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25 for 25: School Breakfast

We are commemorating our 25th Anniversary with 25 posts about our history and accomplishments between now and the Spotlight Gala on September 15.  Join us for a celebration of Voices for Children and all of the organizations, lawmakers, and individuals who have supported our work on behalf of children.  For…...

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2012 KIDS COUNT Data Book

Each year, the KIDS COUNT Data Book presents an update on how the nation’s kids are faring, state-by-state, in a cross-section of topics. For the past few years in Nebraska, we’ve grown used to a national ranking of 9th overall – and this year we keep that position. Great news,…...

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A long road toward restoring prenatal care

  The bill (LB 599) that restores prenatal care coverage for low-income moms and their babies went into effect today – over two years since we started working to make it reality. In that time, we have worked alongside countless advocates, doctors, concerned citizens, and worried moms. Its has been…...

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Behavioral Health Issue Brief

Understanding children’s behavioral health and the best ways to address problems can be challenging.  When policymakers, advocates, and community members want to make a difference in the lives of children, it is helpful to have a solid understanding of the basics. We have created a series of 2-pagers to identify…...

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25 for 25: Kids Connection

  We are commemorating our 25th Anniversary with 25 posts about our history and accomplishments between now and the Spotlight Gala on September 15.  Join us for a celebration of Voices for Children and all of the organizations, lawmakers, and individuals who have supported our work on behalf of children.  For details,…...

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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Children’s Mental Health Access

Voices for Children in Nebraska invites you to join us for a breakfast panel discussion featuring four local experts on the relationship between race and mental health access. Dr. Gloria Gonzalez-Kruger, MA, PhD, Behavioral Health Director at One World Community Health Centers Sheila St. Amant, MS, LIMHP, is a Mental…...

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