The Children’s Advocacy Alliance is an independent voice for Nevada’schildren and families, dedicated to achieving public policy wins in the areas of child safety, economic well-being, health, and school readiness. Through this work,
we have identified the following priorities for the 2023 Nevada Legislative Session:
Expand Medicaid coverage to include 12-month eligibility for post-partum care, essential for new parents who with increased risk of postpartum complications. Continuous coverage ensures that new parents are able to receive life-saving
care improves maternal and infant health outcomes in Nevada.
Budget Item 3158-E367
Bill included in Governor Lombardo’s budget plan that expands Medicaid eligibility to pregnant person with incomes up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Increases coverage rates for pregnant people, and ensure that coverages available
and affordable for one of our vulnerable populations.
DCFS Budget Line Item 3250
This budget line item maintains additional investment dollars in the Transition from Foster Care budget account. The account assists persons who turn 18 years old while in foster care in Nevada to transition from foster care to economic
AB137 Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
This bill will change the name of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, thereby expanding the range of services available for children and families including access to behavioral healthcare services.
This bill would establish the Office of Early Childhood Systems in the Governor’s office. The goal of this bill is to mobilize resources, improve coordination, collect data to provide recommendations for future early childhood investments
and policy changes to improve outcomes for children and families.
Companion bill to AB113 which will diversify the subject-matter expertise of the Early Childhood Advisory Committee beyond early childhood education. If passed, representation on this committee will be expanded to include tribal representatives,
parents, healthcare experts, after school program administrators and childcare providers.