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THIS Week – Celebrate the Week of the Young Child! #WOYC20

by Lisa Thompson, MO-AEYC Public Policy Chair   As Public Policy Chair for the Missouri Association for the Education of Young Children (MOAEYC), I would like to share some information about our organization and an annual April event.  MOAEYC is one of 51 affiliates through which nearly 60,000 people are members of the National Association…

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Pediatricians’ Top Tips to Limit Spread of COVID-19

Missouri Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics   The Missouri Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics represents over 1,100 pediatricians, pediatric residents and medical students across the state. As medical professionals across all specialties treat children and families, we emphasize the following messages to decrease the spread of COVID-19 across Missouri: #1 Practice…

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KWM Team Notes: Get ready for Child Advocacy Day!

Spring is almost here, which means it’s almost time for THE event of the year in Jefferson City for children’s advocates. Child Advocacy Day is entering its 38th year and will once again bring together hundreds of advocates from around the state to meet with legislators, rally, and discuss issues that are important in improving…

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Where did February go?! Catch up in our monthly wrap-up…

by Kids Win Missouri staff   February is always a short month, but this February flew by! Between action (or snow days) in the legislature and the big Chiefs win at the beginning of the month, we can’t believe it’s over already. Check out some of the work we’ve been up to and the ways…

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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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