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Research & Statistics

Obtaining Data


KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and State-by-State effort to track the status of children in the United States. By providing policy makers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local, State and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children. Each year, a data book is released which includes information on infant mortality rates, health disparities and socioeconomic status indicators in charts and graphs as well as State and national rankings.

Child Trends

Child Trends is a 26-year-old nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to improving the lives of children by conducting research and providing science-based information to improve the decisions, programs and policies that affect children and their families. Their Web site includes reports and publications on health insurance access, poverty, issues related to socioeconomic status and more.