MN Issues

Child Care

Every child has the right to high-quality care. In Minnesota, 74 percent of children under six have all parents in the workforce, making affordable, high-quality child care a necessity. Every Child Matters in Minnesota pressures state lawmakers to increase state funding for child care and ensure that all children have the care they need.

Click here to learn more about our work on child care in Minnesota.

Nutrition

Every child deserves healthy meals. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) provide food and income support for working families, ensuring children get the nutrition they need. Every Child Matters in Minnesota mobilizes and trains grassroots advocates to protect and build upon these crucial programs.

Click here learn more about the Minnesota Family Investment Program.

Community Solutions Fund for Healthy Child Development

Every child deserves to be healthy, happy, and well. Too often, racial discrimination leads to unequal access to needed services. Every Child Matters in Minnesota is working in partnership with the Minnesota Voice Coalition to establish a Community Solutions Fund for Healthy Child Development. Administered by the Department of Health, the Fund will support childhood professionals and parents across the state to implement community-based solutions improve the wellbeing of children and families of color and American Indians in Minnesota.

603,565

children rely on Medicaid and CHIP (MinnesotaCare) for health coverage1

Health Care

Every child has a right to health care and coverage. As threats to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid, and CHIP (the federal programs that fund MinnesotaCare) continue to emerge, we cannot lose sight of children’s needs. State and federal lawmakers must commit to protecting children’s health.


(1) Source: MACPAC, 2015 (latest data available)