Oct 23 2018

Investing in a Healthier New Mexico

2018-10-23T13:31:58+00:00 Economic Security Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

The Medicaid expansion, as part of the Affordable Care Act, has been very good for New Mexico. Not only are tens of thousands of New Mexicans able to access health care, the program has brought billions into the state that has created thousands of jobs, economic activity, and tax revenue. (Report; state-level data on the number of jobs created, economic activity, and tax revenue as a result of the expansion)

Oct 10 2018

Proposed Changes to Public Charge: What You Need to Know

2018-11-08T10:45:44+00:00 Economic Security Publications, Health Publications, Human Rights/Civic Participation Publications, Publications|

Rumors about proposed rule changes on the use of public benefits and immigration applications have many immigrants and their families worried about using programs like WIC, SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid, and energy assistance. Do not give up important benefits that your family needs, like food assistance and health care, based on rumors and fear. Be informed so you can make the right choice for you and your family.

Aug 29 2018

New Mexicans are Worth More: Raising the State’s Minimum Wage

2018-09-07T14:23:04+00:00 Economic Security Publications, Health Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

New Mexico's minimum wage has not been raised in nearly a decade. Worth $7.50 an hour back in 2009, it now has the purchasing power of $6.30. Nearly a quarter of a million workers and more than 100,000 children would benefit from an increase in the state minimum wage. (A Working Poor Families Project report; state-level data on selected demographics of low-wage workers)

Jun 27 2018

New Mexico’s 2018 KIDS COUNT profile

2018-06-27T13:03:50+00:00 Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

New Mexico has fallen to 50th in the nation in child well-being after ranking 49th for the past four years. This state profile shows how our children are faring on the 16 indicators of child well-being used in the national KIDS COUNT rankings. (State profile; state-level data on indicators of child well-being)

Jun 22 2018

The Well-Being of Black Children in New Mexico

2018-08-14T16:12:31+00:00 Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count Publications, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

This presentation, given at the NM Office of African American Affairs' Black Child Wellness Summit, introduces our Well-Being of Black Children in New Mexico special KIDS COUNT report on how New Mexico's Black children are doing on some 20 indicators of child well-being. (Presentation)

Jun 21 2018

The Well-Being of Black Children in New Mexico

2018-08-14T16:08:06+00:00 Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Child poverty in New Mexico is among the worst in the nation and disparities exist within all indicators of child well-being for children of color. Although our state's Black children are generally faring better than Black children nationally, they still face significant obstacles to success. This report, created in partnership with the NM Office of African American Affairs, looks at how New Mexico's Black children are doing on some 20 indicators of child well-being. (A special KIDS COUNT report; state-, county-, and school-district-level data on indicators of child well-being)

Apr 30 2018

Moving the Needle on Child Well-Being

2018-06-23T15:18:25+00:00 Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

New Mexico has a long and proud history of cutting-edge innovation in many fields, so making progress on child well-being is within our reach if we fully commit to it. This report lays out the ways in which we can move the needle on child well-being by enacting smart public policies. (A special KIDS COUNT report; state-level data on indicators of child well-being)

Apr 03 2018

New Mexico Kids at the Crossroads

2018-06-23T15:42:28+00:00 Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Publications|

With the highest rate of child poverty in the nation, New Mexico is not providing the opportunities our children need to succeed. But the good news is that we can improve opportunities for New Mexico’s kids through public policy. This children's agenda for candidates in the 2018 election provides 30 policy recommendations that will help improve child well-being in New Mexico. (Policy agenda)