GA ranks 37th in child well-being

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The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently released its 23rd annual national KIDS COUNT Data Book — a national and state-by-state report that tracks the well-being of children in the United States. This year’s report ranks Georgia 37th in the nation in child well-being.

This is Georgia’s highest ever national ranking in the 23 years the Casey Foundation has produced the report. The 2012 edition includes a new and improved index providing a more complete picture of how children are faring in the U.S.

In the Athens area, Prevent Child Abuse Athens, along with its partners, continues to work to continue to improve indicators of child well-being, from reductions in child abuse and neglect to increased health insurance and improved school readiness. For more information or to volunteer at Child Abuse Athens, visit or 706-546-9713.

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Read the 2012 KIDS COUNT Data Book.

For interactive statewide data, visit Georgia KIDS COUNT at

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