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Study: Washington earns high marks for low infant mortality, poor grades on high school graduation

| Oct 27, 2021 | Washington

A new study from America’s Health Rankings found that Washington State has low infant mortality rates, a high prevalence of food sufficiency among children, and a low prevalence of household smoke. At the same time, the state has a low rate of high school graduation, high prevalence of students experiencing...[ Read More ]

Mott national poll on children's health finds parents are hesitant to give their child the COVID-19 vaccine

| Jul 29, 2021 | Michigan

Michigan Medicine’s C.S Mott Children’s Hospital released a poll report on parents’ views and decisions on whether to get their child the COVID-19 vaccine. This national poll reported that parents of children ages 3-11, who are not currently eligible for the vaccines, are roughly split 50-50 on whether they want...[ Read More ]

Two initiatives to watch in November

Marjie High | Jul 2, 2018 | California

Thursday June 28th was the last day to for initiatives to qualify for the November 6, 2018 ballot. Though perhaps the most interesting qualifier is  Proposition 9, which would divide California into three new states, here are the two with health care implications to watch: Proposition 4: Authorizes the issuance...[ Read More ]

New Data Report Shows Racial Opportunity Gap Hurts Wash. Children

| Apr 1, 2014 | Washington

NEW DATA REPORT SHOWS RACIAL OPPORTUNITY GAP HURTS WASH. CHILDREN Policy tools can help Washington achieve equal opportunity SEATTLE—Today’s release of the KIDS COUNT® policy report, Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children, unveils the new Race for Results index, which compares how children are progressing...[ Read More ]

OR: Workgroup Considers Standards for Dental Care in CCOs

| Dec 26, 2013 | Oregon

A workgroup tasked with developing ways to measure the quality of dental care within Oregon’s coordinated care organizations (CCOs), which provide care to the state’s Medicaid population, made its recommendations last week to another workgroup charged with developing state-wide standards and goals for Oregon’s CCOs. There are currently 33 metrics...[ Read More ]