The Council on Children and Families coordinates New York's health, education and human services systems as a means to provide more effective systems of care for children and families.

The Supplemental Poverty Measure: What is it?

A Better Way to #COUNTPoverty

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s new KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot, Measuring Access to Opportunity, highlights the advantages of using the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) to gauge the effectiveness of government programs aimed at reducing child poverty. In New York state, the SMP child poverty rate decreases from 37 to 20 percent. Learn more about the data snapshot and safety net programs that support New York’s children.