In this webinar, representatives from NC Child discuss how the Census impacts funding for children, what a hard-to-count census tract is, why young children are particularly vulnerable, and ideas for supporting an accurate Census count in 2020.
Will NC Children Get Their Fair Share of Federal Investments?
October 31, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
An estimated 73,000 children in North Carolina under age 5 live in hard-to-count census tracts. If they are missed, the state stands to lose more than $5 billion in federal investments that support children’s healthy development – investments like child care subsidy, Head Start, nutrition support (SNAP) and health care (Medicaid) that primarily benefit the most vulnerable children.
Join Whitney Tucker and Adam Sotak from NC Child to learn about how the Census impacts funding for children, what is a hard-to-count census tract, why young children are particularly vulnerable, and how to support an accurate Census count in 2020.
Report September 16, 2021
A new report from the Georgetown Center for Children and Families shows that a state’s decision on whether to expand Medicaid has a profound impact on women of childbearing age (18-44). In 2019, across all racial and ethnic groups, women in non-expansion states were more likely to be uninsured than women in states that had expanded Medicaid. Research shows that expanding Medicaid health coverage helps to lower maternal mortality rates and increases access and use of health care among women of childbearing age. Closing the coverage gap is a critical first step to combatting the maternal health crisis in our country and addressing persistent racial and ethnic health inequities.
Report September 9, 2021
How we talk about child health and obesity matters. Growing evidence shows that where we live and what we earn shapes the options available to us in terms of food and activity.
Archived Webinar September 1, 2021
The Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation offers virtual training webinars from experts on key topics in the field of infant & early childhood mental health, followed by meaningful discussion. Webinar 2, accessed on this webpage, examines issues of racialized inequities and bias on the early care and education experiences for Tribal Communities, explores traditional practices and their role in healing and resilience, examines the commonalities of IECMHC and traditional practices; and identifies practices and policies to strengthen cultural responsiveness in IECMHC for tribal communities, in order to reduce disparities and support children’s healthy development.