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  1. Community Health Workers, Promotores, and Parent Mentors

    October 5, 2012

    By Glenn Flores, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Public Health, and Clinical Sciences, University of Texas - Dallas

    Type: Report

    Making health coverage available to uninsured children is great! But it doesn't help if parents don't know coverage is available, can't navigate often-complicated enrollment systems, or can't get connected to health care providers who can meet their ...

  2. Children’s Oral Health in New Mexico: Lessons from the Southwest

    October 5, 2012

    By Joanne M. Ray, D.O., F.A.A.P.

    Type: Report

    Dr. Ray discusses challenges and identifies efforts undertaken to improve children's oral health care in New Mexico. The paper provides an overview of best practices and offers policy recommendations that could help other states make progress in ...

  3. A Dream of Youthful Hopes

    September 27, 2012

    By Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff

    Type: Report

    The lack of action by federal policymakers to address immigration reform has resulted in the introduction of state laws around the country that have a direct impact on children of ...

  4. Families on the Front Lines

    September 27, 2012

    By Lindsay Marshall, Executive Director, The Florence Project

    Type: Report

    Increased rates of immigration enforcement and record numbers of parents of U.S. citizen children being deported have resulted in more children entering the foster care ...

  5. A True Texas Miracle

    September 27, 2012

    By Deborah Fowler, Texas Appleseed Deputy Director

    Type: Report

    By changing their juvenile justice policies and shifting funding priorities, states can dramatically alter their juvenile justice ...

  6. Protecting the Future of Tribal Communities

    September 27, 2012

    By Thalia González, J.D., Assistant Professor, Occidental College

    Type: Report

    More uniform and improved implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act across Southwestern states would promote tribal survival and positively impact Native American ...

  7. Troubling Trends

    September 27, 2012

    By Megan Curran and Kevin Lindsey

    Type: Report

    Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in child poverty, culminating in a twenty-year high of 22 percent in 2010. The 2011 data showed a national child poverty rate of 21.9 percent, essentially unchanged from the year ...

  8. Commissioning Youth

    September 24, 2012

    By Moises Loza, Executive Director, Housing Assistance Council and Stefani Cox, Research Assistant, Housing Assistance Council

    Type: Report

    A home is the foundation of family life, and poor housing conditions can have a strong, negative impact on the lives of children. These impacts are particularly strong in the colonias region, which has a history of housing and infrastructure ...

  9. Children, Southwestern States, and the Federalism Problem

    September 24, 2012

    By Thomas L. Gais, Rockefeller Institute of Government

    Type: Report

    While the Southwest is a rich, diverse region and the emerging center of the U.S. child population, child well-being in many of these states is substantially lower than elsewhere in the country. These trends raise a difficult federalism ...

  10. Big Idea: Stop Taxing the Poor

    September 24, 2012

    By Rourke L. O’Brien, doctoral candidate, Princeton University, and Katherine S. Newman, Johns Hopkins University

    Type: Report

    New research indicates that child well-being is just as much influenced by the tax code as it is by public spending on children. There is tremendous divergence, however, at the state level between state governments that use their tax code to ...

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