CURRENT ADVOCACY ISSUES

Let your legislators know you stand for healthier families and children. Here are a few ways you can make your voice heard for children and families:

State Children’s Division Layoffs Cause Concern

Recent layoffs across Missouri State Agencies are leaving child welfare agencies with concerned with the loss of leadership and knowledge these professionals provided to staff who work directly with children and families.

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An Important Message for Health and Equity in Missouri

Cornerstones of Care and KC CARE Health Center are partnering to urge you to vote Yes on Amendment 2 on August 4th

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Help Expand Missouri Medicaid

The passage of Amendment 2 is a Tangible Step to Erasing Racial Disparities in Healthcare

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2020 Legislative Session Results

Learn about our wins and losses during the 2020 legislative session. 

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COVID-19 Stimulus Update

Learn about the important provisions provided in the phase III COVID-19 stimulus package.

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COVID-19 Putting Stress on Child Welfare System

The COVID-19 pandemic is placing extraordinary stressors on children in state custody and the people and organizations caring for them. Learn how you can support children and child welfare workers. 

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2019 Federal Budget Includes Wins for Children and Families

Several important provisions affecting child and family welfare were signed into law in late December 2019 as part of the federal omnibus appropriations bill.

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MO Medicaid Decline Sparks Deep Concern

More than 118,000 Missouri children and parents lost Medicaid coverage between January 2018 and June 2019, 87% of whom still met income eligibility requirements.

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What the Latest Report on the U.S. Child Population Shows

The KIDS COUNT Data Book reports how America’s child population and the American childhood experience have changed — both for the better and for the worse — and what we can do about it.

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Legislation Aims to Assist Families with Diaper Needs

Recognizing that 1 in 3 families experience diaper need, a new act calls for the creation of a $100 million program to distribute free diapers to ease the financial burden on low-income families and communities. 

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Two-Generation Strategy Fights Poverty and Opioid Abuse

2Gen policies have systems and funding working together to support the whole family to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. The inclusion of parental voices has been successful, but more needs to be done.

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