Why kids need continuous coverage: A pediatrician’s perspective

by Katie Blount, DO, Jefferson City, MO   As a general pediatrician practicing in Jefferson City, I support policy that supports kids. By providing immediate, continuous medical coverage upon enrollment in MO HealthNet, as proposed in HB 2379, we can improve continuity of care that we provide for the children of Missouri.   As fast…

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Census 2020: Missouri kids win with a complete count!

by John Shikles, Policy Counsel and Director of Census Operations Office of Governor Michael L. Parson   Counting our young children in the 2020 Census means all Missouri kids win for the next ten years. This is because the federal government will use our count to allocate billions of dollars to our state to support…

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Roarin’ into the 20s: A look at January

January is always a busy month at Kids Win Missouri with the New Year and kick-off of legislative session. Here’s a look at our work in the Capitol and around the state. In Jefferson City On January 15, Governor Mike Parson gave his State of the State address and laid out his budget priorities to…

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Wrapping Up 2019 – a look at our December

December was a busy month for the Kids Win team, concluding with needed time off with our families before the legislative session begins! Check out some of the highlights and look at what’s ahead. We enjoyed having our members and stakeholders together on December 6 for our 4th Quarter meeting and final convening of 2019….

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Five Ways to Win Through Advocacy in 2020

by Linda Rallo, Vice President, Aligned   Stronger background checks, more funding for preschool, better healthcare coverage, these are all actions that happen when advocates do their job. Whether you are a professional or a volunteer, putting a plan together requires thought and insight and, when executed well, can deliver measurable results. Before you drain…

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What has the Kids Win team been up to? Read our monthly wrap-up.

What Happened in November Casey presented twice at the Missouri Coalition of Children’s Agencies Conference this month. The first was a solo presentation with the membership group or CEOs of children’s agencies, specifically discussing Medicaid and how agencies can help us advocate to improve the system. The second presentation was in partnership with Jessica Seitz…

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National Runaway Prevention Month shines light on experiences of homeless youth

by Pat Holterman-Hommes, Chief Executive Officer, Youth In Need November is recognized across the country as National Runaway Prevention Month, a public awareness campaign designed to “shine a light” on the experiences of runaway and homeless youth and the barriers they face that too often remain invisible. When we think about youth homelessness, we often…

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