Wednesday, August 8, 2012
2012 KIDS Count Data Book. Child well-being. And your community.
Our ability to successfully advocate for healthy child development programs and policies for all children is greatly enhanced by our understanding of the data available for measures such as those regarding children's well-being in our home state and communities. And given this, we would like to draw your attention to the newly released 2012 edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which "in addition to ranking states on overall child well-being... provides state rankings for four domains: Economic Well-Being, Education, Health and Family and Community." We hope you will let us know how you think the information available to you in the Data Book can enhance the lives of children and families in your home state. We also hope you will share what you learn with the people in your community and let us know how that goes as well.