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Promoting a Healthy Start

Children are society’s greatest asset. Important focus is being placed on how to address and mitigate adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in order to improve downstream health, social, and educational outcomes. Building on important early childhood investments the Newsom Administration made in 2019, UCC will advocate for additional efforts to improve outcomes for children and their families.

Improve Outcomes for Kids

UCC will advocate to:

  • Support increased investments in programs and services that strengthen families. Support high-quality early care and education programs.
  • Support services and funding, including for housing, that promote self-sufficiency among transition-age foster youth, non-minor dependents, and former foster youth.
  • Support enhanced child welfare and permanency services.
  • Support evidence-based child abuse and neglect prevention services.