More Kids in Georgia are Uninsured

More Kids in Georgia are Uninsured

Published: Oct 30, 2019   |   Category: touchpoints

The state of Georgia has the 5th highest rate of uninsured children in the nation, according to a new report from Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. Georgia’s rate of uninsured children was 8.1% in 2018, up from 6.7% in 2016. The rate of uninsured children nationwide increased from 4.7 percent to 5.2 percent between 2016 […]

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Georgia Sees Significant Increase in Uninsured Kids

Published: Oct 30, 2019   |   Category: Press Releases

Atlanta, Ga. – An estimated 217,000 children in Georgia, or 8.1% of children, were uninsured in 2018, according to a new report released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. That is up 21% since 2016. The alarming trend leaves Georgia with the fifth highest rate of uninsured children in the nation. “These […]

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Child Advocacy and Policy Fellowship

Child Advocacy and Policy Fellowship

Published: Oct 17, 2019   |   Category: Blog

As an extension of our work surround the Barriers to Healthcare for Georgia’s Children report, Voices is proud to announce that we have officially kicked off our very first cohort of the Child Advocacy and Policy Fellowship! The Fellowship continues the feedback loop between Voices and communities in the state and strengthens community champions’ ability to advocate […]

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First Lady Marty Kemp Kicks Off Georgia Pre-K Week

First Lady Marty Kemp Kicks Off Georgia Pre-K Week

Published: Oct 8, 2019   |   Category: Blog

First Lady Marty Kemp kicked off the ninth annual Georgia Pre-K Week on October 7, 2019. It was Mrs. Kemp’s first official visit during Georgia Pre-K Week, a statewide event to highlight the importance of early education in Georgia. Georgia’s Pre-K Program began as a pilot program in 1993, serving just 750 children at 20 […]

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Voices Testifies at House Study Committee on Infant Mental Health

Voices Testifies at House Study Committee on Infant Mental Health

Published: Sep 23, 2019   |   Category: Blog

Voices’ Executive Director, Dr. Erica Fener Sitkoff, testified at the inaugural session of the House Study Committee on Infant and Toddler Social and Emotional Health. The committee is looking at how, and why, the state can encourage better models for early childhood development. A child’s brain develops at a remarkable pace between birth and age […]

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Four Pathways of Access

Four Pathways of Access

Published: Jul 18, 2019   |   Category: Videos

Did you know nearly 79,000 students in Georgia considered or attempted suicide in 2018? When it comes to child and youth mental health, parents and caregivers can often be left overwhelmed and confused about where to find help. Voices created a video to highlight the four pathways to access these services: Early Screening and Services Education […]

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New child-relevant laws in effect July 1

New child-relevant laws in effect July 1

Published: Jun 28, 2019   |   Category: Blog

Hundreds of new laws go into effect in Georgia on July 1, 2019, including more than two dozen pieces of child-relevant legislation. Many of the laws change processes and procedures, but several will have a significant impact on the kids in our state. HB 346 protects renters from being kicked out of the homes when […]

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Assessment of Rates of Child Maltreatment in States with Medicaid Expansion v. States Without Medicaid Expansion

Assessment of Rates of Child Maltreatment in States with Medicaid Expansion v. States Without Medicaid Expansion

Published: Jun 25, 2019   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: , ,

Read the entire study here    Reducing a child’s exposure to physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect gives a child the best opportunity to grow into a happy and healthy adult. There are several factors that may increase the chances of a child experiencing one or more of these, such as living in poverty, […]

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