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Every Child Matters Education Fund
All Americans want every child to get the right start. When the nation adopts smart policies and programs that stop child abuse, help working families get decent child care, provide access to high-quality pre-kindergarten education, strengthen after-school programs, and make sure that every child gets good health care, it means lower crime, stronger families, and a more productive economy. That's the mission of the Every Child Matters Education Fund - to help push children's many needs to a higher place on the country's political and policy agenda. The Every Child Matters Education Fund conducts polls, publishes reports, works with reporters and state children's groups, runs advertising, and conducts campaigns on behalf children.
The Future of Children
The primary purpose of The Future of Children is to disseminate timely information on major issues related to children's well-being, with special emphasis on providing objective analysis and evaluation, translating existing knowledge into effective programs and polices, and promoting constructive institutional change.
Provides articles and date on child well-being in the US and in several states, including West Virginia. Kids Count is an initiative of the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
The federal government's Medicare website has useful information for Medicare beneficiaries and those involved in helping them with health care decisions. Of particular interest to Social Workers, the "Medicare Compare" section contains health plan comparisons, while the "Nursing Home Compare" section contains survey data from all Medicare and Medicaid nursing homes in the country.
WV Rx Prescription Drug Program
WVRx provides free selected prescription drugs from a central fill pharmacy, as well as pharmaceutical care, to financially and medically eligible adults between 18-65 years old. There is a $30 sign up fee, which is fully refundable if the application process finds the person is not eligible for the program. Income guidelines are generous enough to include most low income families.