Expand Healthy Kids Dental to all kids
There are 600,000 children in the eligible counties and 400,000 in the uncovered counties of Wayne, Oakland and Kent. Those areas have large population of children of color.
Important wins, some losses, in state budget
The Michigan Legislature finalized the budget for the year that begins Oct. 1 and, despite grappling with revenue projections that were nearly $300 million lower than January estimates, there were a number of important wins for low- and moderate-income families and children.
25th edition: KIDS COUNT Data Book
In the 25 years since the launch of the first KIDS COUNT Data Book, fewer Michigan teens are having babies and fewer children and teens die each year. During the same period, however, the number of children living in poverty dramatically worsened and Michigan tumbled in education rankings.
Mapping the Facts
Click on the map on the left then select any individual county from the larger map to bring up a fact sheet with information about poverty, health insurance coverage, unemployment, government assistance participation, income, and more.
Mapping the Facts (Updated July 2014)
Deary Lannoye | Mayor Hopewell | Robert KleineDec. 9 Blog: Unemployment drama redux
Aug. 20 Blog: Back to school — but what about older students?
Blog: Factually SpeakingBack to college — but what if you’re older?
Before the month is over, more than 755,000 Michigan residents will begin classes at a public university or community college and many will get financial aid. Many of these students will be over 30 years old, but as a new paper from the Michigan League for Public Policy shows, those older students at public campuses will not be eligible for any of the three financial aid grants offered by the state. If they qualify, they will be eligible for federal Pell Grants. Pell Grants themselves are often not enough to cover tuition and expenses, however,... Read More
In The NewsMichigan Radio: Poverty rates are high in Michigan’s rural counties
Bridge: Along Michigan’s back roads, thousands of homeless children
Public News Service: MLPP “Read or Flunk” Won’t Solve MI Education Crisis
Holland Sentinel: Our View: Kids Count offers sobering statistics on child well-being in Michigan
MLive: Health insurance subsidies – no impact yet from appeals court rulings
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