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The Council on Children and Families is authorized to coordinate the state health, education and human services systems as a means to provide more effective systems of care for children and families. Visit our About Us page to learn more about the Council.
The theme of the 2012 NYS Touchstones/KIDS COUNT Data Book is all data are local. This data book is very different from previous editions, in that it has incorporated county subdivision data within a map for every county in New York State combining data about children living in poverty along with community resources that support healthy development (e.g., locations of WIC, Early Head Start and Head Start programs, etc.). This new visualization can be used as a tool to more accurately depict our communities; educate fellow New Yorkers about the important issues that are impacting the daily lives of children; and guide our conversations and decisions around child well-being.
Additional county-specific data are provided with each county map, including a pie chart with age group distributions from the 2010 U.S. Census. Individual two-page county reports are available for download below.
The 2012 KIDS COUNT Data Book introduces a new KIDS COUNT index, which provides a detailed picture of how children are faring in the United States. In addition to ranking states on overall child well-being, the Data Book provides state rankings for four domains: Economic Well-Being, Education, Health, and Family and Community.
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