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Voices for Utah Children

Voices for Utah Children works to make Utah a place where all children thrive. We start with one basic question: “Is it good for kids?” At Voices for Utah Children, we believe that every child deserves the opportunity to reach his or her full potential. And to achieve this vision, we focus on five key areas that benefit the healthy development of all children. We believe:

Health: all children deserve to receive affordable, comprehensive and high-quality health care;

School Readiness: all children and their parents deserve to receive the services and support they need to enable them to start school prepared for success;

Safety: all children deserve to be safe in their homes and communities from all forms of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence.

Economic Stability: all children deserve to live in families that can provide for their needs and make investments in their future;

Diversity: all children deserve to achieve their full potential in a society that closes opportunity gaps and recognizes and values diversity.

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Publications

  • Utah Economic Benchmarking Project 2017

    The goal of the Working Families Benchmarking Project is to identify economic and related issues affecting Utah families and examine them through a comparative lens, evaluating Utah using a peer state as a benchmark. Many existing economic comparison studies and rankings look at the economy as a whole or at its impact on specific sectors […]

  • The State of Working Utah 2005

    Recent economic growth has not translated into a substantial improvement in the lives of working Utahns. While Utah has seen growth in jobs, wages and benefits have declined over recent years. Those Utahns at the low and middle of the economic spectrum have been the hardest hit by declining wages and benefits.