Voices has been a leader in advocating for improved children’s health policies since its inception in 1994. Over the years, we have been a key player in advocating on a number of health issues, including
- improving access to health insurance for children and pregnant women,
- expanding Medicaid and FAMIS coverage of mental health services, and
- increasing access to mental health services for children, including those in juvenile detention.
The Campaign for Children’s Mental Health
Voices has assembled a broad coalition to mount the first-ever comprehensive effort to build public and political support for much-needed reforms to Virginia’s child mental health service system. To learn more about the Campaign for Children’s Mental Health, visit the website at 1in5kids.org.
- Intensive In-Home Services for Children’s Mental Health in Virginia: Time to Focus on Quality (July 2012) (Full Paper, PDF) (Executive Summary, PDF)
- Children’s Mental Health in Virginia: System Deficiencies and Unknown Outcomes (May 2011).
- Virginians Speak Out (2010) – summarizes citizen opinion on the current state of children’s mental health services in Virginia.
- 2009 SCHIP Reauthorization (October 2008)