Advocates for Children and Youth

Advocates for Children and Youth (ACY) was founded in 1987 by a group of prominent child advocates in Maryland who saw the need for an independent organization to advocate for the needs of the state's children and families in the community, the media and the public policy arena. Since its founding, ACY’s mission has been to identify problems, promote policies and programs that improve results for Maryland children in measurable and meaningful ways, and evaluate the effectiveness of programs and policies for the state's children and youth. Its goals include ensuring that children have access to affordable, quality health care coverage in Maryland. See below for more information about ACY’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!


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  • Advocates for Children and Youth Applauded SCOTUS ACA Ruling

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    Advocates for Children and Youth issued a press release applauding the decision and outlining the key benefits children and families have and will receive through the ACA. The press release highlights that the decision will help facilitate the continued improvement of Maryland’s healthcare system, especially in regards to their continued efforts to develop a state-based Exchange. 

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