children's healthcare

AZPM Staff

Three Southwestern states are ranked near the bottom when it comes to child well-being, with New Mexico leading the way among its neighbors.

Arizona Department of Health Services

The Arizona Department of Health Services reports fewer children were vaccinated this year because more parents chose “personal belief exemptions.” KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


The Arizona Department of Economic Security says it has good news for many low-income families looking to receive child care for their children.

Federal officials have approved Arizona's plan to allow additional low-income families in need of affordable health insurance to enroll their children for coverage for services in September.

Advocates who want the state's children's health insurance program restored plan to rally at the Capitol to try to persuade the Arizona Senate to consider a proposal the House has already approved.

Monday's planned rally will include parents, pediatricians, nurses, children's advocacy and faith and women's groups.

House Bill 2309 passed the House on a 47-12 vote on March 2. But Senate President Andy Biggs has blocked consideration because he opposes the program.

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