Welcome to the KidsWell Partner Hub! Use this Hub to find the latest child health advocacy and organizing resources, see what the KidsWell Partners are up to, and get involved!

 

Who are the KidsWell Partners?

KidsWell Partners represent over 30 state and national children’s advocacy organizations. Our state Partners are active in California, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, and Texas!

 

What are they working towards?

The Partners work together to increase access to health insurance coverage and to ensure successful health care reform implementation on behalf of kids and their families.

 

How does the Hub work?

Filter information by topic or by Partner to get news and tools from the KidsWell Partners. From Medicaid to Navigators, and from Action Alerts to Webinars, this Hub gives you the latest scoop on children’s advocacy and health care!

  

  • National and State KidsWell Partners Announced a Series of Videos Featuring Texans' Health Care Stories and Information about the ACA

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    Texas Well and Healthy (TWAH) announced a new series of videos, in partnership with MomsRising, that were posted every week, for eight weeks, until the election. The videos featured Texans’ health care stories and information about the ACA.
  • Florida CHAIN Blogged about What the Election Results Mean for Health Care in Florida

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    FL: Florida CHAIN published a blog post on what the election results mean for Floridians health care.
  • CCF Blogged about What the Election Means for Health Care Reform Implementation

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    CCF: The Georgetown Center for Children and Families Say Ahhh! Blog published a number of posts (here, here & here) highlighting what the election means for health care reform implementation.
  • National and State KidsWell Partners Announced a Series of Videos Featuring Texans' Health Care Stories and Information about the ACA

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    Texas Well and Healthy (TWAH) announced a new series of videos, in partnership with MomsRising, that were posted every week, for eight weeks, until the election. The videos featured Texans’ health care stories and information about the ACA.
  • KidsWell Texas Partners Hosted a Conversation on Twitter Following the Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates

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    TX: Texans Care for Children, in partnership with First Focus and MomsRising, hosted a conversation on Twitter (#Kids2012) following the October presidential and vice presidential debates. Texas Care for Children also encouraged Texans to “speak up” for children on social media websites, the Texas Care for Children Blog, and in candidate forums.
  • KidsWell Texas Partners Hosted a Conversation on Twitter Following the Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates

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    TX: Texans Care for Children, in partnership with First Focus and MomsRising, hosted a conversation on Twitter (#Kids2012) following the October presidential and vice presidential debates. Texas Care for Children also encouraged Texans to “speak up” for children on social media websites, the Texas Care for Children Blog, and in candidate forums.
  • KidsWell Texas Partners Hosted a Conversation on Twitter Following the Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates

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    TX: Texans Care for Children, in partnership with First Focus and MomsRising, hosted a conversation on Twitter (#Kids2012) following the October presidential and vice presidential debates. Texas Care for Children also encouraged Texans to “speak up” for children on social media websites, the Texas Care for Children Blog, and in candidate forums.
  • KidsWell Texas Partners Hosted a Conversation on Twitter Following the Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates

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    TX: Texans Care for Children, in partnership with First Focus and MomsRising, hosted a conversation on Twitter (#Kids2012) following the October presidential and vice presidential debates. Texas Care for Children also encouraged Texans to “speak up” for children on social media websites, the Texas Care for Children Blog, and in candidate forums.
  • ACY Published Questions to Kick Start Discussions on Children's Coverage with the Presidential Candidates

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    MD: Advocates for Children & Youth published seven questions to help kick start discussions on children’s coverage with candidates during the 2012 federal election. ACY also released a list of how sequestration of the federal budget will affect Maryland children.
  • Florida CHAIN Released a Handout with Six Floridans' Personal Stories Highlighting how the ACA Has Benefited Them and How It Will in the future

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    FL: Florida CHAIN released a two-page handout on stories of six Floridans highlighting how they are benefiting from the ACA now and will in the future depending on the outcome of the election.
  • CDF Encouraged Individuals to Organize Debate Watching Parties and Share Childhood Photos

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    CDF: The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) encouraged individuals to organize debate watching parties and post childhood pictures on the CDF Be Careful What You Cut Campaign social media website.
  • New America Media Published an Article Highlighting Gaps between the Presidential Candidates' Health Plans for Ethnic Communities

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    New America Media: New America Media published an article following the first presidential debate highlighting gaps between candidates’ health plans for ethnic communities.
  • First Focus was featured in the Washington Post Noting Debate's Lack of Attention to Children in Poverty

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    First Focus: First Focus was highlighted in the Washington Post noting that during the October 3rd presidential debate neither candidate discussed what they would do about the millions of children who are in poverty.
  • The Children's Movement of Florida Partnered with TurboVote to Help Individuals Register to Vote

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    FL: The Children's Movement of Florida announced its partnership with TurboVote, an online registration tool that allows users to: (1) register to vote; (2) receive election reminders; and (3) request an absentee ballot.
  • NCLR Launched a Webpage to Assist with Voter Registration

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    NCLR: NCLR launched a webpage to assist individuals with voter registration through a service provided by Ya Es Hora Coalition.   
  • First Focus Issued a Press Release and Blogged About the Findings of its Campaign for Children

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    First Focus: First Focus issued a press release and published a blog post in the Huffington Post Politics Blog announcing findings of its Campaign for Children Survey that found 82% of voters will consider a candidate’s position on federal budget issues affecting children when casting their ballots in November; 40% of those voters will consider this to a significant degree.  
  • SCAA was Highlighted for its Work on Early Childhood Development and Announced New Initiative to Educate Candidates on Children's Issues

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    NY: Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy (SCAA) CEO and President Kate Breslin was profiled in a Times Union article highlighting her background and the SCAA's work on early childhood development. In addition, SCAA announced Vote for KIDS New York, a non-partisan initiative to educate candidates on the importance of children’s issues. Resources from this initiative include four fact sheets highlighting meeting the needs of children and questions for individuals to ask candidates at town hall meetings and debates.
  • First Focus Report Highlights the State of Children's Health in the Southwest

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    First Focus: First Focus released a report highlighting that, in the Southwest region of the U.S., minority children accounted for nearly all the growth in the child population and that children in the Southwest have higher levels of poverty, lower incomes, and lower rates of health insurance coverage than children in the U.S. as a whole. The New York Times also published an editorial on the 2012 presidential campaign referencing First Focus's report as an indicator that Southwest states have taken little action to deal with health, nutrition and education programs.  
  • Texans Care for Children Released Resources to Help Voters Advocate for Children's Health

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    Texans Care for Children released a new resource and voter guide presenting how constituents and child advocates can highlight children’s issues during the 2012 elections. The guide offers (1) questions about children’s issues to ask in candidate forums; (2) background on federal programs for kids, including why services exist and how they shape the future; (3) strategies for bringing attention to children’s issues in local state and community races; and (4) ideas on how to make individual voices heard in an election year.
  • YI Executive Director was Interviewed Highlighting National Bus Tour

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    Aaron Smith, Executive Director of Young Invincibles (YI), was interviewed by Fox News on a segment discussing the impact of the youth vote in the 2012 election. Smith highlighted YI’s current national bus tour that is talking to young Americans about their current concerns, ideas and solutions related to a number of topics, including health care. Smith also noted he is hopeful that young people will get out and vote to ensure they have a voice in the upcoming election.

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#KidsFact

Today’s #KidsFact: The percentage of children without health insurance decreased from 10% in 2008 to only 7% in 2011! Check out the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2013 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released in partnership with Children Now here: http://bit.ly/1fhaDoV!