Think Kids

A Better West Virginia Begins With Its Kids

Welcome to our website! We officially launched Think Kids in January, 2020. Our mission is: Fostering ingenuity, inspiring change and cultivating generations of healthy, happy kids. Check out our projects, events, blog posts, join our newsletter, and most of all– get involved! All of West Virginia’s kids deserve a safe and happy childhood. We want them to aspire to do great things and know that Think Kids is here to help them, every step of the way.

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from the ground up

This report is the culmination of a year’s work on the project, “Addressing the Unmet Health Care Needs of Children Affected by the Drug Crisis.” This project was funded by The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, managed by Think Kids, and conducted with the help of dozens of volunteers. Learn more about the project here

Including All Kids 

Including All Kids: Transforming Health Care Delivery Systems for Children with Special Health Care Needs in West Virginia is a new project, launching in January. Every child deserves equitable access to comprehensive health services. This project intends to take the first step in this journey—to better understand, give voice to, and prioritize the challenges families have within their respective communities around the state to accessing comprehensive health care for their children with developmental disabilities.

The Health and Hunger Project

The Health and Hunger Project continues with a regional Health and Hunger Summit Series, focused on building bridges between health care and food resource systems in Boone, Lincoln, and Logan Counties. Learn more here

Kids and COVID-19

We’re compiled West Virginia and kid-specific news and information that addresses the needs and concerns of the pediatric population. 

Conversations on YouTube

Check out our YouTube channel for virtual conversations we’ve had with reporters, policymakers, researchers, and experts in the field of kids’ health and well-being here in the Mountain State. 

Issue Brief: 2020 Health and Hunger Summit Series  

The intent of this issue brief is to capture in words the discussions and highlights from the Health and Hunger Summit Series. The panelists provided a wealth of knowledge on the state of food insecurity and health outcomes in our state, and the pandemic’s immediate impact on families, historic challenges, emerging innovations, and perhaps most importantly, potential policy ideas. 

Upcoming Events

Check out our events page for upcoming Facebook Live events, webinars, and Listening sessions.