Using Data to Drive Action on Behalf of Children and Families

By the Numbers

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

March 22, 2007


This brief tells how data shaped and strengthened efforts to build financial stability among low-income rural families in west central Minnesota. It highlights Annie E. Casey’s Rural Family Economic Success framework and is part of the Foundation’s Strengthening Rural Families publication series.​

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Key Takeaway

The Rural Family Economic Success framework yields big changes in small town Minnesota

West central Minnesota is a nine-county region defined by beautiful lakes and fertile farmlands as well as towns and families struggling to get ahead. This brief shows how good data drove smart decision-making in the towns to help these low-income families not just reach — but maintain — financial stability.

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