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
July 23 Budget Brief: Final Corrections Budget Invests in Prevention, Reflects Health Care Savings
Blog: Factually SpeakingKIDS COUNT at 25!
Life for Michigan kids improved in important ways since 1990 with fewer children dying and fewer births to teens, the 25th edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book, released today, finds. These are heartening trends because they prove that good public policy does make a positive difference. For example, the state’s graduated driver’s license helped reduced the number of teens dying on the highway and sustained public health and education campaigns resulted in fewer teen pregnancies. While there were many improvements since 1990, troubling trends... Read More
In The NewsFox 17: Kids Count Report: Michigan ranks 32nd in overall child well-being
MLive: Kids Count rankings for child well-being: Michigan remains mired in bottom half of country
WLNS: Kids Count Report Reveals Michigan Kids Falling Behind
Oakland Press: State child poverty rate up again, Oakland on low end in region
WKZO: 25th annual Kids Count report assesses standard of living for Michigan children
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