New Study Reveals Toxic Chemicals in Most Children’s Car Seats

Good news: Three Companies Now Produce Car Seats Without Toxic Flame Retardants FOR… Read more »

New Report: More North Carolina Kids Going Without Health Coverage

Georgetown University analysis shows 119,000 NC children without health insurance FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… Read more »

Opioid Epidemic Driving up Number of North Carolina Children Going into Foster Care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2018 Contact: Whitney Tucker, whitney@ncchild.org, (803) 629-3503 RALEIGH–The… Read more »

Child Advocates United in Opposition to Redirection of Early Education Funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–June 1, 2018 Contact: Rob Thompson, 919-649-2449, rob@ncchild.org Child Advocates United… Read more »

New Report: Giving Birth in North Carolina is Still a Risky Business

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–FEBRUARY 7, 2018 Contact: Whitney Tucker, Research Director, NC Child, whitney@ncchild.org… Read more »

NC Nonprofits Call on Burr and Tillis to Extend CHIP Funding Immediately

For Immediate Release: December 7, 2017 Contact: Rob Thompson, NC Child, 919-649-2449 NC… Read more »

US Senate Health Bill Would Damage NC’s Child Welfare System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—July 5, 2017 US Senate Health Bill Would Damage NC’s Child Welfare… Read more »

NC Child Statement on “Raise the Age” in Final State Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—June 19, 2017 NC Child Statement on “Raise the Age” in… Read more »

North Carolina Ranks 33rd in Latest National Rankings for Child Well-Being

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2017 CONTACT: Laila A. Bell, 919-834-6623 ext. 225, Laila@ncchild.org… Read more »

NC Child Condemns U.S. House Passage of AHCA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—May 4, 2017 Contact: Rob Thompson, 919-649-2449 Statement of Michelle Hughes,… Read more »

2017 Child Health Report Card Highlights Record-breaking Children’s Health Insurance Coverage

For Immediate Release: March 14, 2017 2017 Child Health Report Card Highlights Record-breaking… Read more »

New Infant Mortality Data Show Stalled Progress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–October 26, 2016 New Infant Mortality Data Show Stalled Progress Closing… Read more »

Corporal Punishment Disappearing from the NC Public Education Landscape

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–September 7th, 2016 Corporal Punishment Disappearing from the NC Public Education… Read more »

New Report Finds NC Children, Families Face Limited Economic Opportunity But Make Important Gains in Health and Education

For Immediate Release: 6/21/16 RALEIGH, N.C. – The 2016 KIDS COUNT® Data Book,… Read more »

New Annie E. Casey Foundation report recommends policies to help millions of children with incarcerated parents

179,000 N.C. kids have a parent who has served time RALEIGH, N.C. –… Read more »

New NC Child Health Report Card: Some Grades Better, Some Lag Badly

Improvements In Parents’ Health, Insurance Needed To Help Kids RALEIGH—North Carolina’s latest child… Read more »

A Majority of NC Republicans Support Closing Health Insurance Coverage Gap

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2016 A Majority of NC Republicans and Independents… Read more »

North Carolina Making Progress for Uninsured Hispanic Children

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–1/15/16 North Carolina Making Progress for Uninsured Hispanic Children Advocates… Read more »

North Carolina Immigration Law Could Harm 170,000 Citizen Children

For Immediate Release: 11/23/15 North Carolina Immigration Law Could Harm 170,000 Citizen Children… Read more »

Number and percentage of NC Children Insured at Record High in 2014

Number and percentage of NC Children Insured at Record High in 2014; Still… Read more »

North Carolina Children Left Behind in Economic Recovery, New KIDS COUNT Data Book Rankings

RALEIGH, North Carolina– A new report shows North Carolina’s children are being left… Read more »

New Report Finds Children and Parents Would Benefit from Closing North Carolina’s Medicaid Coverage Gap

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE– July 16, 2015 Contact: Rob Thompson, NC Child, 919-649-2449… Read more »

Senate Passes Bill Allowing 6-Year-Old Children to Drive ATVs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Contact: Rob Thompson Policy Director, NC… Read more »

Summary of Child-Related Provisions in the Senate Budget

Summary of Child-Related Provisions in the Senate Budget For information contact: Rob Thompson,… Read more »

National report finds improvements needed to strengthen outcomes for children in state care

One in eight NC foster children living without a family RALEIGH—After falling for… Read more »

County data cards show large child health disparities by county of residence

FOR RELEASE MAY 26, 2015 Contact: Laila A. Bell, Director of Research and… Read more »

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Introduce ‘Smart on Crime’ Legislation to Raise the Age of Juvenile Jurisdiction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–3/31/15 CONTACT: Rob Thompson, NC Child 919-649-2449 rob@ncchild.org Bipartisan Group of… Read more »

Statewide Child Health Summit Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Child Health Report Card


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–3/9/15 Statewide Child Health Summit Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Child Health… Read more »

A Better Measure for Child Poverty in North Carolina

Report Calls for New Look at Child Poverty Supplemental Poverty Measure highlights the… Read more »

New Act Would Help Parents Keep Children Safe from Toxins

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–2/13/15   New Act Would Help Parents Keep Children Safe… Read more »

New Report Shows Importance of Family Economic Security for Low-Income Children

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Report Shows Importance of Family Economic Security for… Read more »

Michelle Hughes Named Executive Director of NC Child

Michelle Hughes Named Executive Director of NC Child FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/16/14 RALEIGH—NC… Read more »

Statement on 2014 State Budget

Linda Saturno Executive Director, NC Child We appreciate the General Assembly’s hard work… Read more »

Gains in Health and Education Despite Economic Challenges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT: Laila A. Bell, 919-834-6623 ext. 225, laila@ncchild.org  Gains in Health and… Read more »

New Report Shows Loss in Federal Funding for Children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RALEIGH—Federal investments in children have declined nearly twice as fast… Read more »

Child and Family Day attendees urge legislators to put children first

Child and Family Day attendees urge legislators to put children first FOR IMMEDIATE… Read more »

Raise the Age Bill (HB725) Wins House Vote with Strong Bipartisan Coalition

‘Smart on Crime’ Reform — Successful in 48 Other States — Moves to… Read more »

NC Child Responds to Gov. McCroy’s Budget Proposal

We believe that Governor McCrory shares our goal of providing all children with… Read more »

Save the Date – Child and Family Day at the NC Legislature

When children thrive we all benefit from a well-educated workforce, safer communities, and… Read more »

Advocates: More Precautions Needed to Protect Students During School Spankings

Group calls for enhanced measures to increase safety, prevent tragedy during the administration… Read more »

Low Reading Scores Show Majority of NC Children Not Prepared for Future Success

Racial, Socio-economic Gaps in Reading Skills Could Set Back NC Workforce by 2020… Read more »

Action for Children NC and Covenant with NC’s Children merge to create NC Child

New organization will take comprehensive approach to child advocacy RALEIGH – Action for… Read more »

Action for Children North Carolina Receives Grant to Support Research and Advocacy

Award from Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust will focus on improving outcomes for… Read more »

Bipartisan Legislation Calls for Expanded Access to Preschool

Child advocates applaud introduction of the Strong Start for America’s Children Act RALEIGH—Bipartisan… Read more »

NC Pre-K Imperative Looms

Advocates respond to NC Supreme Court Ruling Action for Children North Carolina’s President &… Read more »

North Carolina’s Leaky Education Pipeline Costs the State Revenue and Opportunity

Report calls for swift action to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline RALEIGH—A new report… Read more »

Medicaid Expansion Could Lower Infant Mortality, Reduce Racial Disparities

Report links women’s health before and between pregnancies to  birth outcomes RALEIGH—Healthier women… Read more »

Use of Corporal Punishment in NC Public Schools Reaches Record Low

Just six school districts hit students in 2012-2013 school year RALEIGH— The use of… Read more »

Few Bright Spots for N.C.Children as Economic Woes Continue

National report ranks North Carolina 35th in the nation in child well-being RALEIGH — North Carolina has… Read more »

Action for Children North Carolina Announces Shining Star Award

Organization celebrates 30 years of child advocacy Raleigh, NC– Action for Children North Carolina,… Read more »

Statement: Senate Budget Harms Children

Proposal Fails to Invest in Key Child-Serving Programs  Raleigh, NC —Deborah Bryan, president… Read more »

Action for Children NC Receives Grant for Community Health Work on Childhood Obesity

Funding from Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust “Healthy Places NC” initiative will focus… Read more »

Corporal Punishment Down, But Not Quite Out in NC Public Schools

As more local school districts choose effective alternatives to spanking, nine continue to… Read more »

Bipartisan Team Introduces Bill to Raise the Age of Juvenile Jurisdiction as NC Faces New Federal Guidelines Prison Rape Elimination Act Adds to Pressure; Higher Ed Leaders Call for Change

Raleigh, North Carolina – A new bill in the NC House aims to… Read more »

Youth Incarceration Drops Dramatically in North Carolina, Nation with No Decrease in Public Safety

Raise the Age Advocates: Continue Positive Trend by Changing Outdated State Law Raleigh,… Read more »

Focus on Children Town Hall Meeting to Be Held in Durham on March 1, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY: Focus on Children Town Hall Meeting to Be Held in Durham… Read more »

63,000 NC children gained health insurance under CHIPRA

Since 2009, CHIPRA has provided health coverage to an additional 63,000 children in… Read more »

New Data Highlight Need for Expanded Medicaid Eligibility

Comprehensive 50-state study shows many NC families without a financial safety net (Raleigh,… Read more »

NEWS ALERT: Action for Children to Host Town Hall Meeting About Child Well-Being in Goldsboro

MEDIA ADVISORY: Focus on Children Town Hall Meeting to Be Held in Goldsboro… Read more »

Focus on Children Town Hall Meeting to Be Held in Halifax

MEDIA ADVISORY: Focus on Children Town Hall Meeting to Be Held in Halifax… Read more »

High Child Poverty Rates Expected to Continue in North Carolina

North Carolina children continue to suffer from the recession   New report predicts elevated national… Read more »

2012 Child Health Report Card Shows Progress, Continued Challenges in Child Health

2012 Child Health Report Card Shows Progress, Continued Challenges in Child Health Report highlights… Read more »

NEWS ALERT: Action for Children to Host Town Hall Meeting About Child Well-Being in Asheville

MEDIA ADVISORY: Inaugural Focus on Children Town Hall Meeting to Be Held in… Read more »

After Record Decline, N.C. Infant Mortality Rate Experiences Slight Increase

Advocates cite continued racial and geographic inequities in infant death as a cause… Read more »

Action for Children North Carolina Statement on New Census Poverty and Health Insurance Data

(Raleigh, NC)-Action for Children North Carolina, a leading statewide child policy and advocacy… Read more »

Three in Ten Young Children Live in Poverty in North Carolina: Economic Security Slipping Across the State

(Raleigh, North Carolina)-The share of children in North Carolina living in households falling… Read more »

State Graduation Rate Continues to Climb

New data released by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction shows the… Read more »

A Fresh Look at Child Well-Being

Revamped KIDS COUNT Data Book Shows Improving Health, Declining Economic Security for Children… Read more »

Child Abuse Homicides in Military Families

Encouraging Progress, but Still a Concern (FORT BRAGG, NC) Homicide of a young… Read more »

Deborah Bryan named President and CEO of Action for Children North Carolina

Action for Children North Carolina is pleased to announce the arrival of our… Read more »

Action for Children North Carolina’s Brandy Bynum Discusses Raising the Age on the Bill LaMaye show

North Carolina Set to Leave Billions in Potential Revenue on the Table

State Must Improve College Participation and Credential Attainment Rates to Remain Competitive (Raleigh,… Read more »

When It Comes to Child Well-Being, State Investments Matter

Recent Budget Cuts to Essential Services Jeopardize North Carolina Children’s Opportunities for Success  … Read more »

New Report Summarizes Economic Impact of Cutting SNAP Benefits, Center for American Progress

A new report from the Center for American Progress looks at the economic consequences of… Read more »

Number of North Carolina Children Living in High-Poverty Communities Surges

Raleigh- The number of children living in high-poverty communities in North Carolina more than… Read more »

ABC11–Organization helps children living in poverty

Leah Devlin Elected to Action for Children North Carolina Board of Directors

Raleigh, N.C. –Action for Children North Carolina announced today that Leah Devlin, DDS, MPH… Read more »

Durham Experts will Help Lead Efforts to Address Child Poverty in North Carolina

Raleigh, N.C. –Action for Children North Carolina, the state’s leading nonprofit organization working on… Read more »

North Carolina Shortchanged on Child Poverty Funding

New Analysis Shows Report Recommends Fixes for Block Grant Flaw Washington – First Focus and… Read more »

Are Children Invisible?

Raleigh, N.C. — With just 11 months until Election Day 2012, presidential candidates appear eager… Read more »

Census Bureau Set to Release New Estimate of Poverty

Measure Highlights the Importance of Public Investments in Lifting Children Out of Poverty… Read more »

2011 North Carolina Child Health Report Card Important Gains

Cautious Outlook for the Future Raleigh, N.C.-The 2011 Child Health Report Card, issued… Read more »

Hunger Cost N.C. More Than $5.4 Billion in 2010

Raleigh, N.C. — Hunger cost North Carolina more than $5.4 billion in lost… Read more »

Local School Districts Banning Corporal Punishment since Passage of Parental Involvement Law

18 districts have banned the practice in the last three months, for a… Read more »

Improvements in Children’s Health Insurance Coverage Due to Medicaid and Health Choice

Employer-Sponsored Coverage Continues to Decline in North Carolina Raleigh, NC (September 16, 2011)-Action… Read more »

Latest Kids Count Data Book Ranks North Carolina 38th in Child Well-Being: Picture of the Recession’s Impact on N.C. Children Still Evolving

Press Release: Latest Kids Count Data Book Ranks North Carolina 38th in Child… Read more »

Annie E. Casey Foundation to Release 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book: Annual Report on Child Well-being Provides National Data and North Carolina Data

Media Advisory ~ Annie E. Casey Foundation to Release 2011 KIDS COUNT Data… Read more »

New Report: Recession Increased Child Poverty, Decreased Child Well-Being in North Carolina

Effects of the recession on children likely to linger (Raleigh, NC) – Children… Read more »

Long Time Child Advocates Receives Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award

Press Release: Long Time Child Advocates Receives Order of the Long Leaf Pine… Read more »

Raleigh Pediatrician Named to Child Fatality Task Force

Peter Morris, M.D., Medical Director of Wake County Human Services named to key… Read more »

Parents Win Right to Opt Children Out of Corporal Punishment in Public School

Evidence shows hitting children does not change behavior long-term or improve educational outcomes… Read more »

North Carolina’s Juvenile Justice Treatment Continuum Wins National Award for Excellence in Health Information

System of care model helps youth and their families benefit from services and… Read more »

Raise the Age Bill Makes it to Short Session

Legislation to raise the age of juvenile court jurisdiction for youth accused of… Read more »

Law Enforcement and Justice Leaders Join Legislators and Parents Urging State to Raise the Age

Police Chief, Former NC Supreme Court Justice Join Bipartisan Team of Legislators Calling… Read more »