Supplying reliable demographic and well-being data
The KIDS COUNT Data Center maintains the best available data and statistics on the educational, social, economic and physical well-being of children. With data at the local, state and national levels, the Data Center features hundreds of indicators, many of which examine the effects of poverty and race on child outcomes.
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The KIDS COUNT Data Book is an annual ranking of states on 16 key measures of child well-being. The Data Book also highlights important trends, such as the growing issue of income inequality or the improving health and educational achievement of U.S. students.
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Special reports, data snapshots and infographics link state-level data to relevant policy and practice solutions aimed at improving the lives of children and families.
Promoting sound policies and effective responses to longstanding and emerging issues
The KIDS COUNT organizations in each state advocate to prioritize children, particularly those from low-income families, on the public agenda. In addition to building relationships with lawmakers and state leaders, these grantees are highlighting child well-being data for their respective communities.
To guide decision makers and advocates in employing effective solutions, Casey regularly issues nonpartisan policy recommendations on pressing issues.
The Foundation’s network of state-based advocates works to raise the visibility of children’s issues, particularly poverty and its effects on lifelong outcomes.
Investing in the capacity of child advocates to create sustainable change for children and families.
KIDS COUNT is working with experts across the country to document what makes a child advocacy organization effective.
Recognizing child advocates must use many tools to move others to action, we provide ongoing opportunities for peer learning across the network, particularly for leadership development, communications and data development.