Children’s Advocacy Alliance

Kendall Lyons
Title: Director of Health Policy
Phone Number: (702) 228-1869

Program Description: Children’s Advocacy Alliance (CAA) is a community-based, nonprofit organization that mobilizes people, resources, and reason to ensure every child has a chance to thrive and make Nevada a better place to live and raise a family. CAA advocates for the well-being of Nevada’s children by building consensus around priorities and leveraging our collective strength towards real changes in policy and practice. Our policy priority areas include children’s health, safety, school readiness, and economic well-being. CAA maintains an office in Las Vegas, with remote staff that can engage and align our efforts throughout the state.

Services Offered: CAA’s 2022-2023 Top Priorities to advance and protect insurance coverage for children and families: Continue to defend, at the state or federal level, any efforts to defund or diminish Medicaid and the ACA; Expand state level coverage/eligibility options and remove barriers to enrollment/re-enrollment; Conduct targeted education and outreach to encourage enrollment among eligible uninsured populations and reduce disparities.

Target Populations: Children, School Aged-Children, Teens, Young Adults, Adults, LGBTQ+, African American Populations, Hispanic/Latinx Populations, Asian Populations, Pacific Islander Populations, Native American Populations, Low Income, Immigrants, Refugees, Undocumented

Research/Focal Areas: Children’s Health, Family Health, Mental Health, Public Policy, Reproductive and Sexual Health, Suicide, Women’s Health