Getting results means investing in kids of color, so they can overcome the barriers created by racism and poverty. Having basic needs met—like adequate food, safe and stable housing, and health care—is fundamental to all areas of well-being. No child should go without the basics. In Washington state, tremendous progress has been made in ensuring all children have health care coverage,
Goal: All young children have a healthy start in life.
The well-being of our children is a barometer for the future. A healthy start begins with the prenatal health and well-being of a child’s mother, and includes a child’s early months and years, when a child’s brain is rapidly developing the knowledge and skills essential for future success in their relationships, school, and reaching their full potential in life. The
Our children are growing up in an exciting and profound time. Conversations about income inequality, racial justice, gender equity, climate change, living-wage jobs, and family economic security—all essential issues for child well-being—are dominating our public debates. Growing knowledge and awareness of these issues is accompanied by reignited social movements that are gaining momentum thanks to new faces, old wisdom, savvy use