What is KIDS COUNT?
KIDS COUNT is a state and national effort to track the well-being of children. Funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT informs local, state, and national discussions concerning ways to secure a brighter future for all children. By providing high-quality data and analyses, KIDS COUNT raises the visibility of children’s issues through a non-partisan, evidence-based lens.
Georgia Family Connection Partnership (GaFCP)—the state’s designated KIDS COUNT grantee—compiles current, reliable data on child and family well-being in each of our state’s 159 counties. Georgia KIDS COUNT, a GaFCP project, reports year-to-year data highlights, trends, and disparities on child well-being to inform planning, budget, and policy decisions regarding priorities, services, and resources that affect children, families, and communities in our state.
Georgia tracks 50 Indicators of Child Well-Being in five result areas that support our vision for a Georgia where all children are healthy, primed for school, and succeed when they get there; that all families are stable, self-sufficient, and productive; and that every community is vibrant, robust, and thriving.
KIDS COUNT Resources
Georgia KIDS COUNT produces and updates a variety of online data tools and resources to inform and guide our users. These tools create a context for using and interpreting complex data, and they support informed decision-making.
Georgia KIDS COUNT team members are available to:
- answer data questions and recommend data sources;
- assist with downloading, graphing or mapping data;
- help calculate rates, set benchmarks, or choose indicators for planning;
- explain complex data issues;
- provide data presentations in your community; and
- produce custom data snapshots for a county or a region.
To learn more about these resources or to request technical assistance, contact Georgia KIDS COUNT manager Rebecca Rice at [email protected], or at 404-507-0488.