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Measures of Child Well-Being, 2015

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KIDS Count Data Center

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KIDS COUNT Policy Reports

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Every Kid Needs a Family: Giving Children in the Child Welfare System the Best Chance for Success, 2015

Creating Opportunity for Families: A Two-Generation Approach, 2014

Early Reading Proficiency in the United States, 2014

The First Eight Years: Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success, 2013


Utah Data Briefs
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Hispanic Kids Data Link, 2015

A Two-Generation Strategy: Healthy Parents and Healthy Kids, 2014

Attendance and the Early Grades: A Two-Generation Issue, 2014

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A Two-Generation Approach to Ending Poverty in Utah, 2014

Kids Count in Utah Poster, 2013

Utah Specific Data from the Recent National KIDS COUNT Project's Data Snapshot on High-Poverty Communities, 2012

Utah's Poverty Data at a Glance, 2009

Risk Factors Among Children in Utah, 2009

Teen Pregnancy Issue Brief, 2008

Basic Family Budgets: How Much Does It Take To Get By, 2007

Then and Now: Ten Years of Child Well-Being in Utah, 2005




How is child well-being in your county? Map Utah Kids Count data.
Now you can map Utah KIDS COUNT data with our new  Tableau Data Site. Data are available for child population, single parent households, child poverty, chronic absence, free and reduced lunch participation, infant mortality, and injury deaths.         For 30 years now, Voices for Utah Children has called on our state, federal and local leaders to put children’s needs first. But the work is not done. The children of 30 years ago now have children of their own. Too many of these children are growing up in poverty, without access to healthcare or quality educational opportunities. How can you be involved?          Celebrate...
A Comparison of Utah’s Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Children and Families
For 30 years, Voices for Utah Children has been working on issues facing children in the areas of juvenile justice, child welfare, economic stability, education and health. We have become increasingly concerned about racial disparities in all these areas. Gathering and analyzing racial and ethnic data is the first step in making informed policy decisions. Those decisions must be guided by comprehensive, regularly updated data. Parsing data through racial and ethnic lenses uncovers patterns and trends that can assist in planning more responsive programs and services. This Data Link compares Utah’s Hispanic children to white, non-Hispanic children with the goal of helping...
Measuring Child Well-being in 1994 and Today
As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Voices for Utah Children, we are looking back at great memories from the last three decades. Voices for Utah Children began the Kids Count project in 1994, an annual effort to measure the well-being of Utah children in four areas: economic well-being, education, health, and family/community and assess how Utah kids are faring in comparison to their peers across the country.     Kids Count reports have been used to inform coalitions of child advocates and service providers across the state, such as at this conference in 1995:       State Kids Count reports from the 90's and early...
Address Barriers to Well-being for Hispanic Kids
The 2015 National KIDS COUNT Book, released this summer, showed Utah ranked 9th among all the states for 16 indicators of child well-being. This was good news for Utah which had been slipping in the rankings and had reached an all-time low of 14 just 2 years ago. In addition, Utah ranked in the top ten for 3 of the 4 domains: Economic Well-Being, Health, and Family and Community. Our Education ranking of 29th stood out as our worst domain and an area that needs much improvement. However, while the data show that most children in our state have access to...
Utah Ranks 9 for Child Well-being
Utah kids compare favorably in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book Children in Utah lag behind national averages in preschool attendance and graduating high school on time  Salt Lake City, UT – The Annie E. Casey Foundation released its annual KIDS COUNT® Data Book and Utah ranks in the top ten for the first time in several years. “2011 was the last time we were in the top ten so a ranking of nine is good news for Utah,” says Terry Haven, deputy director for Voices for Utah Children. The rankings are based on 16 child well-being indicators in four...
Safety Laws Save Lives: Utah Kids are Safer on the Road than Ever Before
I was terrified when I received my first Utah driver’s license at age 16. That was before Utah’s first graduated driver licensing law went into effect in 1999, so I had very little practice before I was expected to drive on my own.  I didn’t have enough experience to be safe and confident on the road. Today’s Utah teenagers enjoy a smoother transition into driving, thanks to the Graduated Driver License (GDL) program, which provides 16 and 17 year-old drivers with learner permits for six months of supervised practice prior to beginning to drive alone. Reference A Looking back at statistics...

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