Lawmakers Urge Georgia General Assembly to Use KIDS COUNT DataPrint This Post
State Rep. Judy Manning (R-32nd Dist.), House Children and Youth Committee chair, urges the Georgia General Assembly to use the KIDS COUNT data.
State Rep. Judy Manning (R-32nd Dist.), House Children and Youth Committee chair, and Sen. Jack Hill (R-4th Dist.), Senate Appropriations Committee chair, urged the Georgia General Assembly to hold onto the KIDS COUNT materials they received at the beginning of the legislative session.
“These KIDS COUNT materials are a great resource to help us understand how children and families are doing in our state,” said Manning. “They contain year-to-year data highlights, trends and disparities. We need reliable data to make informed decisions that have an impact on the children and families we represent.”
KIDS COUNT materials are fully paid for by a grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which supports the Georgia KIDS COUNT project. The annual KIDS COUNT Data Book uses the best available data to measure the educational, social, economic, and physical well-being of children state by state.
Georgia Family Connection Partnership, the Georgia KIDS COUNT grantee, has also updated its online fact sheets for all 159 counties. Each county fact sheet provides a data profile of 49 indicators of child, family, and community well-being—the most current demographic information and indicator data available as of January 2010.
Georgia KIDS COUNT Coordinator