The State Fiscal Analysis Initiative (SFAI) brings together nonpartisan, independent, nonprofit organizations in 32 states. These organizations have diverse backgrounds and missions, but they share a commitment to rigorous policy analysis, responsible budget and tax policies, a particular focus on the needs of low- and moderate-income families. Financial support for SFAI organizations comes principally from local and regional foundations, from individual donors, and from several national foundations.
In 2007, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation Board of Trustees approved a significant new, multi-year grant making strategy in its work toward the goal of ensuring that all of America's children have health insurance. The Finish Line project supports state-based groups working to expand children's health insurance coverage through investments in advocacy, policy analysis, communications, technical assistance, cross-program learning, and training.
KIDS COUNT is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the United States funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. and Voices for Utah Children that provides statistical data on the education, health and economic well-being of children and their families. Utilizing KIDS COUNT data allows policymakers and community leaders to make data-driven decisions that will provide a better future for our state's youngest citizens.
Measures of Child Well-Being
For 15 years it has been the priority of the Utah KIDS COUNT Project to ensure that policymakers, advocates, community service providers, the media, and concerned citizens have quality data on how children are doing in our state. These yearly publications provide county level data on a variety of child well-being indicators.
- 2006 Measures of Child Well-Being in Utah
- 2007 Measures of Child Well-Being in Utah
- 2008 Measures of Child Well-Being in Utah
- 2009 Measures of Child Well-Being in Utah
- 2010 Measures of Child Well-Being in Utah
- Then and Now: Ten Years of Child Well-Being in Utah
- Basic Family Budgets: How Much Does it Take to Get By?
- Data Brief: A Look at Utah’s Teen Birth Trends
- Risk Factors Among Children in Utah: An Analysis of the 2007 American Community Survey
- Utah’s Poverty Data at a Glance: Data from the American Community Survey
- 2011 Measures of Child Well-Being in Utah Pocket Guide
- 2012 Measures of Child Well-Being in Utah
- Data Snapshot on High-Poverty Communities, Utah Specific Data 2006-2010
- 2013 KIDS COUNT in Utah Poster
- KIDS COUNT Policy Report The First Eight Years released 11-4-13
- Data Snapshot KIDS COUNT: Early Reading Proficiency in the United States
- Executive Summary: Utah KIDS COUNT Measures of Child Well-Being, 2013