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Big Peninsula voices on Northam transition teamDaily Press: Nov. 15, 2017

Patchwork services fail youth aging out of foster care, national survey concludes – Richmond Times Dispatch: Nov. 15, 2017

Report: Black and Hispanic Virginia children lag behind peers on success measuresRichmond Times Dispatch: October 25, 2017

Virginia preparing for breakup of children’s insurance program; thousands in Va. could lose health coverage if Congress doesn’t actRichmond Times Dispatch: October 23, 2017

Panelists press for children’s-health programs, lament Trump proposals– InsideNOVA: October 16, 2017

As tens of thousands of children’s health insurance hangs in the balance, Virginia waits for answers from CongressRichmond Times Dispatch: September 21, 2017

Gubernatorial candidates talk about children’s health at policy forumRichmond Times Dispatch: September 8, 2017

Gubernatorial candidates Gillespie, Northam discuss children’s issues” – Daily Press: September 8, 2017

St. Joseph’s Villa relies on varied funding streams to continue operating, helps disabled children join workforce” – Richmond Times Dispatch: August 20, 2017

“Virginia’s poverty rate remained unchanged in 2015” Richmond Times Dispatch: June 14, 2017

Medicaid provides more access to health coverage for rural communities“- Augusta Free Press: June 8, 2017

Virginia lags behind in national push for Pre-K“- Washington Post: May 28, 2017

Portsmouth pinwheel garden aims to raise awareness about child abuse and prevention“- Virginian-Pilot: April 13, 2017

“Poverty growth in Richmond suburbs continues to outpace city’s” Richmond Times Dispatch: March 10, 2017

“Affordable Care Act replacement proposal could mean less funds for Virginians”Richmond Times-Dispatch: March 7, 2017

Facing millions in federal penalties, Virginia expands background checks on child care providers“ – Virginian-Pilot: February 28, 2017

State braces for potential federal threats to health funding“ – Richmond Times-Dispatch: February 23, 2017

GOP welfare reforms sputter in House“ – Daily Press: February 6, 2017

Republican welfare reform bill advances; critic calls it ‘mean spirited’“ – Richmond Times-Dispatch: January 26, 2017 (cross posted on The News & Advance)

“‘30 pieces of silver’ day care fingerprint bill draws church criticism“- Daily Press: January 17, 2017

Bipartisan fear of Medicaid block grant threat to Virginia“ – Richmond Times-Dispatch: January 16, 2017

State worker compensation key issue in upcoming session“ – Richmond Times-Dispatch: January 7, 2017


Focus on Virginia Elections” – Richmond Family Magazine: October 1, 2017

Can Your Vote Support Resilient Kids?” – Richmond Family Magazine: September 1, 2017

Can Your Vote Improve School Climate?” – Richmond Family Magazine: July 31, 2017

What’s Next in State Government?” – Richmond Family Magazine: May 30, 2017

Kids’ Issues and the Capitol” – Richmond Family Magazine: March 31, 2017

“Margaret Nimmo Holland column: Medicaid provides a critical foundation for children’s success” Richmond Times Dispatch: March 20, 2017

About Health Insurance for Kids” – Richmond Family Magazine: February 27, 2017

New Landscape for Child Advocacy” – Richmond Family Magazine: January 2, 2017

True Story of an Education Bill” – Richmond Family Magazine: September 30, 2016

Speak up for Minority Youth” – Richmond Family Magazine: August 1, 2016

Reducing Poverty in Richmond” – Richmond Family Magazine: July 1, 2016


One in five youth age out of foster care in VA without adult connection, study finds WCVE: Nov. 14, 2017

Statewide Survey Aims To Improve Foster Care SystemWCVE: November 9, 2017

Kaine Urges Congress to Re-Authorize Children’s Health Insurance ProgramWCVE: November 2, 2017

Virginia Prepares to Shut Down Health Insurance Program for 66,000 ChildrenWVTF Public Radio: October 30, 2017

Report Finds Huge Racial and Ethnic Disparities For VA Children – Public News Service: October 24, 2017

Congress Fails To Renew CHIP, Putting VA Children’s Care At Risk – Public News Service: October 9, 2017

Expired health care program leaves thousands of Virginia children, pregnant women at risk” – WRIC-8: October 4, 2017

Thousands of Children in Virginia Could Lose Health Insurance by January” – WVTF Public Radio: October 3, 2017

NC pastor walking to D.C. in support of Medicaid” – WRIC-8: July 17, 2017

“Virginia’s Childhood Poverty Rate has Increased by 7 percent According to a New Study” – WCVE: June 13, 2017

VA’s Child Health Access Better, Poverty Numbers Stubbornly High – Public News Service: June 13, 2017

“New Statistics Show Hidden Poverty in Some of Virginia’s Wealthiest Areas” – WVTF Public Radio: March 30, 2017

“Advocates: Medicaid changes could hurt VA children’s health care” – Public News Service: March 9, 2017

Report Highlights Gaps Between Head Start Programs” – Public News Service: December 22, 2016

Questions for Richmond Candidates on Poverty and Education” – WCVE: October 19, 2016


Report: Increase in programs for at-risk kids is leading to fewer kids being locked up“ – Daily Press: December 31, 2016

Middle School Daze” – Richmond Magazine: October 24, 2016

The 2016 Richmond Power List: The Economy ” – Style Weekly: August 23, 2016

‘Fill The Bus’ campaign collects supplies for Richmond students” – NBC12: August 8, 2016

Annual Advocacy Report Offers Spanshot of Child Well-Being in Virginia” – WCVE: June 29, 2016

Child Poverty Could Drag Down VA’s Future” – Public News Service: June 23, 2016

Virginia’s child well-being raises ‘big red flag’” – The News Leader: June 23, 2016

Editorial: Va. child poverty rate higher than in recession” – The Free Lance-Star: June 23, 2016

Virginia Ranks 11th in Nation for Child Well Being” – WVIR-TV, NBC29: June 21, 2016

Though Virginia Ranks High in New Quality of Life for Children Report, Child Poverty Still Up” – WVTF Public Radio: June 21, 2016

Richmond’s 39 percent child poverty rate is more than twice that of all Virginia, according to study” – Richmond Times-Dispatch: June 21, 2016

Advocacy Group Releases Report Ranking States On Children’s Well-Being” – Kaiser Health News: June 21, 2016

A Promising Approach to VA Early-Childhood Development” – Public News Service: May 27, 2016

Meet Youth Advocate Sophia: A Case Study in Perseverance” – Richmond Family Magazine: April 29, 2016

PREY: Child sex abuse hurts thousands in Virginia” – News Leader: April 26, 2016

Williamsburg Health Foundation hosts child advocacy expert” – The Virginia Gazette: April 15, 2016

Williamsburg Health Foundation to Host Lecture on Advocacy for Children’s Well-Being” – Williamsburg Yorktown Daily: April 13, 2016

General Assembly steps ahead on mental health” – Richmond Times-Dispatch: April 4, 2016

Lawmaking Update for RVA” – Richmond Family Magazine: April 1, 2016

Bill to aid Virginia foster youth expected to be included in budget” – Richmond Times-Dispatch: March 10, 2016

Students ask Va. lawmakers to consider changes to the Department of Juvenile Justice” – WRIC-8: March 2, 2016

Nimmo: Progress being made in children’s mental health” – Roanoke Times: February 14, 2016

Speak Up, Speak Out” – Richmond Family Magazine: February 1, 2016

YWCA recognizes women whose work has benefited region” – Richmond Times-Dispatch: January 17, 2016

Legislators get schooled on foster care ‘aging out’ issue” – Richmond Times-Dispatch: January 15, 2016

Mental health advocates push for assembly’s attention” – Richmond Times-Dispatch: January 14, 2016

Study: Medicaid Coverage For Virginia Parents Would Help Children” – Public News Service: January 11, 2016

WCVE Forum: Juvenile Justice” – WCVE: January 10, 2016