PRESS RELEASE: New Initiative Launches…

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New Initiative Launches to Cover 100% of Idaho Children

‘Idaho Kids Covered’ will work to promote affordable access to health coverage and care

Boise, ID—Today, Idaho Voices for Children announced a new advocacy initiative focused on ensuring that 100% of Idaho kids have access to health coverage. Known as Idaho Kids Covered, this effort taps the state’s top children’s health experts to push forward a number of public policy goals focused on ensuring kids reach their full potential.

Idaho Kids Covered is a statewide network led by a dynamic steering committee, including:
 Idaho Academy of Family Physicians
 Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities
 Idaho Primary Care Association
 Idaho Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
 Center for Community and Justice
 Juntos Creando Cambios Task Force
 Idaho Hospital Association
 Saint Alphonsus

For more information about the new Idaho Kids Covered initiative, read the rest of our press release below!


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One year later, maternal and infant health needs in Idaho have only grown. Yet, when we look at state trends, almost every single health data metric included in our last report has continued in the wrong direction.

More pregnant women, new moms, and babies in our state are dying—but most of these deaths are preventable. Idaho policymakers have the opportunity to consider what the data shows about the needs of families and act now to advance a set of broad state priorities that will improve birth outcomes, the health of infants, and the well-being of moms. Idaho moms and babies simply cannot afford another year of inaction.