Children's Health Insurance - E-News from Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
February 27, 2017
Rhode Island Children and the Affordable Care Act

Our state and federal leaders have made long-term investments in keeping kids healthy by increasing their access to health care coverage. Building on the success of RIte Care (Rhode Island's Medicaid and CHIP Program), the Affordable Care Act ( ACA) further helped children gain access to high-quality, affordable, comprehensive health and dental coverage. Rhode Island KIDS COUNT has compiled   a list of 16 items that are part of the ACA that directly benefit Rhode Island children Please click here for the publication in Spanish.


For more information on children's health coverage in Rhode Island, please see State Snapshots from Georgetown University's Center for Children and Families and the American Academy of Pediatrics. 
Budget Analysis + Legislation
Budget Analysis
Governor Gina Raimondo recently released her Proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget, which includes many items that will affect the well-being of Rhode Island's children and families, including many related to health.  Read more in the Rhode Island KIDS COUNT FY 2018 Budget Analysis.

Legislative Tracking and Testimony
Throughout the 2017 Legislative session, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT will be tracking bills and budget items that relate to children and youth. Please explore our site for information on current legislation and upcoming hearings, and to read our public testimony on behalf of Rhode Island's children, youth, and families.
TeethFirst! Celebrates Children's Dental Health Month
TeethFirst! continues to spread the word about the importance of early dental visits throughout Rhode Island. 

To celebrate Children's Dental Health Month - and connect directly with parents and families - we  launched Instagram! Please follow and tag @teethfirstri!

P lease also connect with us o n Twitter and Facebook and share our sample social media posts and videos about oral health with your social networks. 


Free campaign materials are also available! Please click here to order. 


Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is project lead on  TeethFirst!
For a full list of partners & supporters, please click here.
Save the Date: 23rd Annual Factbook Breakfast!

The 23rd Annual Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook will be released at our annual Factbook Breakfast on Monday, April 10, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  

Please click here for early registration. Registration is $60 per person.
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  • Children's Health and Health Insurance 
  • Child Welfare/Juvenile Justice 
  • Early Childhood/Early Learning 
  • Student-Centered Learning
  • RI Reads: The Campaign for 3rd Grade Reading
  • Rhode Island KIDS COUNT also publishes a general interest E-Newsletter. 

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