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Welcome to the Making KIDS COUNT podcast brought to you by Kentucky Youth Advocates, where we sit down with policymakers, community leaders, and youth and discuss ideas to make Kentucky the best place to be young.

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Welcome to the Making KIDS COUNT podcast brought to you by Kentucky Youth Advocates, where we sit down with policymakers, community leaders, and youth and discuss ideas to make Kentucky the best place to be young.

    KYGA22 Reflections from Republican Legislators

    KYGA22 Reflections from Republican Legislators

    This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, Terry Brooks discusses the 2022 Kentucky General Assembly and impacts on kids and their families with Senators Julie Raque Adams and Whitney Westerfield and Representative Killian Timoney. Learn more about Blueprint for Kentucky's Children priority wins and missed opportunities in 2022 at kyyouth.org/blueprintky/.

    Thank you to Aetna Better Health of Kentucky for supporting this virtual forum. Visit AetnaMedicaidKY.com/choose to learn more about their health care benefits and programs designed with your family’s wellbeing in mind.

    • 55 min
    Recap of KYGA22 & Impact on Kids

    Recap of KYGA22 & Impact on Kids

    This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, Kentucky Youth Advocates took a detailed look at the 2022 Kentucky General Assembly, Blueprint for Kentucky's Children wins and missed opportunities, and what it means for kids and their families. Learn more about priority bills, how to take action, and view the Bill Tracker at kyyouth.org/blueprintky/.

    Thank you to Aetna Better Health of Kentucky for supporting the Making Kids Count podcast. Visit AetnaMedicaidKY.com/choose to learn more about their health care benefits and programs designed with your family’s wellbeing in mind.

    • 51 min
    KYGA22 Progress Report for Kids

    KYGA22 Progress Report for Kids

    This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, Kentucky Youth Advocates takes a deep dive into the 2022 Kentucky General Assembly so far, including the progress of bills related to kids and themes emerging from the legislative session. Thank you to our panelists, including Shannon Smith from the American Heart Association, Rachel Bingham and Mavis Williamson from the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts, Mandy Simpson from Metro United Way. and Cortney Downs with Kentucky Youth Advocates.

    Learn more about the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children 2022 policy agenda, stay updated on the progress of bills that are good for kids on the Bill Tracker, and look up who represents you in Frankfort at kyyouth.org.

    Thank you to Aetna Better Health of Kentucky for supporting the Making Kids Count podcast. Visit AetnaMedicaidKY.com/choose to learn more about their health care benefits and programs designed with your family’s wellbeing in mind.

    • 51 min
    A Conversation on 2022 State Budget Proposals

    A Conversation on 2022 State Budget Proposals

    This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, Terry Brooks sits down with partners across the political spectrum to discuss the current budget proposals, along with how kids and families could be affected by the new state budget. Thank you to our panelists, including Jason Bailey with the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy; Jim Waters with the Bluegrass Institute; and Ashli Watts with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

    Learn more about the Blueprint for Kentucky's Children state budget priorities at kyyouth.org/blueprintky/.

    Thank you to Aetna Better Health of Kentucky for supporting the Making Kids Count Podcast. Visit AetnaMedicaidKY.com/choose to learn more about their health care benefits and programs designed with your family’s wellbeing in mind.

    • 55 min
    2022 Blueprint Priorities & A Look Ahead to the Legislative Session

    2022 Blueprint Priorities & A Look Ahead to the Legislative Session

    This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we launch the 2022 Blueprint for Kentucky's Children state policy and budget priorities. The priorities address health, child welfare, education, families' economic security, and more. We also heard from Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers and House Minority Floor Leader Joni Jenkins as we look ahead to the 2022 legislative session.

    Learn more about the 2022 Blueprint priorities at kyyouth.org/blueprintky/.

    Thank you to Aetna Better Health of Kentucky for supporting the Making Kids Count podcast. Visit AetnaMedicaidKY.com/choose to learn more about their health care benefits and programs designed with your family’s wellbeing in mind.

    • 57 min
    A Look at Data by Race & Recommendations to Advance Equity

    A Look at Data by Race & Recommendations to Advance Equity

    This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss the latest data on child well-being featured in this year's edition of the Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book. The 2021 book focuses on advancing racial equity across the Commonwealth and features a number of data disaggregated by race. We were also joined by State Representatives Samara Heavrin and Nima Kulkarni for a panel discussion on using this data to drive change.

    Check out the data book, press release, and detailed data for every Kentucky county at kyyouth.org/kentucky-kids-count.

    The 2021 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book was made possible with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a number of KIDS COUNT sponsors, including Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare, Kosair Charities, and Charter Communications.

    Thank you to Aetna Better Health of Kentucky for supporting the Making Kids Count podcast. Visit AetnaMedicaidKY.com/choose to learn more about their health care benefits and programs designed with your family’s wellbeing in mind.

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