Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Web Seminar to Highlight KIDS COUNT's City-Level Data on Child Well-Being

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Web Seminar to Highlight KIDS COUNT's City-Level Data on Child Well-Being

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Municipal leaders are invited to participate in a Web seminar on how to use the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT Data Center to find city- and community-level data on more than 100 measures of child well-being.

Sponsored by NLC's Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute), the Web seminar will take place on Tuesday, June 24, at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. To register, visit www.nlc.org/iyef.

The KIDS COUNT Data Center compiles information from the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Center for Health Statistics, the National Center for Education Statistics and other agencies to present data in a clear, easy-to-understand.format.

To visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center website, go to www.kidscount.org/datacenter.

City and Community-Level Data

Users of the Data Center website can compare data for each state and the nation's 50 largest cities, or by topics such as poverty, education, employment and income, youth risk factors, population and family characteristics, health, health insurance and children in immigrant families. The center's data can be displayed numerically, as maps or as graphs that show the data's trend line for the past several years.

Recently, this website has been made even more powerful by providing county, school district and other community-level data for each state using state-specific information from local sources, such as health departments, human service agencies and schools.

This Community-Level Information on Kids (CLIKS), available at www.kidscount. …

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