The Right Start for America’s Newborns

A decade of city and state trends

Report

This working paper — which updates previous Right Start reports — looks at eight healthy birth measures from 1990 to 1999. It examines these measures at the state level, nationwide and by grouping together America’s 50 largest cities. 

January 29, 2002

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Serving Immigrant Families Through Two-Generation Programs

Identifying Family Needs and Responsive Program Approaches

Report

This report shares key facts about immigrant parents with young children and examines 11 programs that have successfully served immigrant and refugee families using a two-generation approach. Readers will learn about the difficulties these programs face, what they are doing well, and what policymakers and community stakeholders need to know to support this vulnerable — and growing — demographic.

November 19, 2016

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2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book

An annual report on how children are faring in the United States

Report

The 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book, the 25th edition of the annual report on child well-being, finds that children in the United States continue have made gains in the areas of health, safety and education since 1990. As a result of the recession, however, the economic well-being of children remains a concern. 

July 22, 2014

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2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Trends in Child Well-Being

Report

The 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book finds the economic well-being of children improved in the past five years. Similarly, gains in child health continued. In this year’s report, New Hampshire ranked first among states for overall child well-being, followed by Massachusetts and Vermont. Louisiana, New Mexico and Mississippi were the three lowest-ranked states.

June 13, 2017

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Helping Babies Thrive in Baltimore

Blog Post

After Baltimore City’s infant mortality rate hit a record high of 128 in 2009, leaders from across the city launched B’More for Healthy Babies, a joint effort between policymakers, service providers, community organizers and residents to improve the health and well-being of Baltimore’s families.

November 23, 2016

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Atlanta’s Dunbar Learning Complex: Lessons From a Two-Generation Approach

Blog Post

Atlanta’s Dunbar Learning Complex is advancing an ambitious mission: To prepare children for kindergarten and have their health needs met while also helping parents secure family-supporting jobs and financially stability. And a new Annie E. Casey Foundation report — Helping Children and Parents Succeed Together — suggests that the complex is on the right track.   

October 2, 2017

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