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28Apr 2022

KYGA22 Reflections from Republican Legislators

By |April 28th, 2022|Tags: |

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, Terry Brooks discusses the 2022 Kentucky General Assembly and impacts on kids and their families with Senators Julie Raque Adams and Whitney Westerfield and Representative Killian Timoney. Learn more about Blueprint for Kentucky's Children priority wins and missed opportunities in 2022. [...]

24Feb 2022

KYGA22 Progress Report for Kids

By |February 24th, 2022|

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, Kentucky Youth Advocates takes a deep dive into the 2022 Kentucky General Assembly so far, including the progress of bills related to kids and themes emerging from the legislative session. Thank you to our panelists, including Shannon Smith from the American Heart [...]

09Dec 2021

2022 Blueprint Priorities & A Look Ahead to the Legislative Session

By |December 9th, 2021|

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we launch the 2022 Blueprint for Kentucky's Children state policy and budget priorities. The priorities address health, child welfare, education, families' economic security, and more. We also heard from Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers and House Minority Floor Leader Joni Jenkins as [...]

18Nov 2021

A Look at Data by Race & Recommendations to Advance Equity

By |November 18th, 2021|

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss the latest data on child well-being featured in this year's edition of the Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book. The 2021 book focuses on advancing racial equity across the Commonwealth and features a number of data disaggregated by race. We [...]

11Nov 2021

Launch of the 2021 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book

By |November 11th, 2021|

The 2021 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book examines data disaggregated by race/ethnicity, the impacts of systemic racial injustice on children and families, and solutions to advance racial equity so that every child can thrive. The 31st edition of this publication also features the latest data on 17 measures [...]

28Oct 2021

Youth and Nicotine Prevention

By |October 28th, 2021|Tags: |

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss the state of tobacco use among youth throughout Kentucky, as well as data, policy, and state budget opportunities to prevent and mitigate nicotine and tobacco use --including the new Nix the Next campaign. Thank you to our panelists: Hannah Abdon, [...]

07Oct 2021

Supporting Families with Babies

By |October 7th, 2021|

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss policies and programs to best support parents of babies. As part of the Kosair Charities Face It Movement's TEN-4 week, panelists discuss healthy development, opportunities for family engagement, and how community members can show up for families with young children.  [...]

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