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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.  [...]

23Sep 2021

Building a 21st Century DCBS: A Conversation with Community Stakeholders

By |September 23rd, 2021|

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we continue the discussion on the challenges, opportunities, and future of the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services workforce. DCBS Commissioner Marta Miranda-Straub and members of DCBS leadership have a conversation with community stakeholders, including Kathy Adams, Director of Public Policy for [...]

16Sep 2021

Building a 21st Century DCBS: A Conversation with the Commissioner

By |September 16th, 2021|

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss the challenges, opportunities, and future of the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services workforce with Commissioner Marta Miranda-Straub. We also heard remarks from Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Eric Friedlander and DCBS Deputy Commissioner Lesa Dennis. This is part one [...]

08Sep 2021

Message on the 2021 Special Session

By |September 8th, 2021|

Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, shares a call-to-action on priorities for kids during the 2021 special session. Look up your state Senator and Representative contact information and read our full statement about the special session at kyyouth.org. Thank you to Aetna Better Health of Kentucky for supporting the Making Kids Count [...]

26Aug 2021

Understanding Routine & COVID-19 Vaccinations for Kids

By |August 26th, 2021|

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss routine immunizations and the COVID-19 vaccination for Kentucky kids. Thank you to our panelists: Allison Adams, Vice President for Policy at the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky; Dr. Michael Kuduk, Vice President of the Kentucky Medical Association and pediatrician with [...]

19Aug 2021

Policies to Address the Pair of ACEs

By |August 19th, 2021|Tags: |

This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum we continue the discussion about the Bloom Kentucky initiative and addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adverse Childhood Environments. State Representatives Kim Moser and Nima Kulkarni join the forum to share their insights on policy and state budget priorities in the 2022 General [...]

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