United States Sees Small Gains With Low Birthweight Babies

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In 2015, 8.1% of American babies — 320,869 infants — were born at a low birthweight. This statistic puts the United Sates on par with nations like Kenya, Iran, Uruguay and the United Republic of Tanzania, which have all reported a low birthweight rate of 8%.

July 27, 2017

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Another Look at Child Poverty: The Supplemental Poverty Measure

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In the United States, 17% of children — 12.5 million kids total — are living in poverty, according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure. This statistic varies widely by state, with the rate of child poverty reported as three times higher in California (24%) versus Minnesota (8%).

July 27, 2017

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Nation’s Teen Birth Rate Hits Record Low

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In 2015, the nation’s teen birth rate dropped to an all-time low of 22 births per 1,000 teenage girls. In 1990, this rate was significantly higher at 60 births per 1,000 teenage girls.

July 27, 2017

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2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Trends in Child Well-Being

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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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Considering Culture

Building the Best Evidence-Based Practices for Children of Color

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This case study examines the role of culture in informing and enhancing efforts to level life’s playing field for children of color. Readers will learn how organizations are applying evidence-based practices in culturally relevant ways and how local programs are adopting nontraditional approaches to successfully serve communities of color.  Considering Culture is the fourth installment in a five-part Race for Results case study series.   

April 25, 2017

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