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This session, let's not balance the budget on the backs of children

Posted on 12/22/2017 at 5:48 PM
Iowa faces another tough budget year when it convenes on January 8. Lawmakers cut or eliminated many programs and services in last year’s budget due to a series of revenue shortfalls. Unfortunately, the trend continues, although at a somewhat slower pace. We believe the reduction and/or elimination of tax credits must...

Fostering a new approach to value-based care in primary child health practice

Posted on 12/14/2017 at 11:20 AM
Through its Health Equity and Young Children Initiative and with three partner organizations, the Child and Family Policy Center is disseminating an important new commentary on the needs for a new approach to value-based care in alternative payment models for primary child health. Authors Charles Bruner, Nathaniel Counts, and Paul...

Iowa has far to go in supporting the well-being of children of color and children in immigrant families 

Posted on 10/24/2017 at 10:18 AM
Children of color and children living in immigrant families in Iowa face persistent challenges in well-being that are hindering their opportunities for success, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report, 2017 Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children, shows a wide...

Racism and bigotry have no place in Iowa

Posted on 08/18/2017 at 11:24 AM
Like many Iowans, staff at the Child and Family Policy Center were rocked by last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, VA, when racist, neo-Nazi protests led by white supremacists exploded into violence and death. As the week has gone on, we have been reflecting on the work we do and how...

Passage of AHCA is bad news for Iowa

Posted on 05/04/2017 at 2:41 PM
Bill puts at risk health care for many of our most vulnerable, including children and people with disabilities The passage of the American Health Care Act by the U.S. House of Representatives is terrible news for Iowa children and their families. By rushing this through before getting an updated analysis from...
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