WHY

Investments in the health, education and safety of children and adolescents can yield a healthier society in the future, yet recent data suggest that there are concerning trends related to children’s health in Illinois. Our collaboration is addressing this challenge. 

WHAT DATA TELLS US

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KIDS COUNT DATA BOOK

2019

The KIDS COUNT® Data Book looks at 16 indicators of child well-being grouped into four areas: economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.

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ILLINOIS KIDS COUNT REPORT

2019

The data presented in this report demonstrates Illinois children live very different lives depending on their race, ethnicity, and the place which they call home. 

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ILLINOIS CHILDRENS'S MENTAL HEALTH REPORT

2019

This report offers a snapshot of the
current state of children's mental
health in Illinois, identifies multiple children’s mental health needs, and makes recommendations on three issues.

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ILLINOIS CHILDRENS'S MENTAL HEALTH REPORT

2019

This report offers a snapshot of the
current state of children's mental
health in Illinois, identifies multiple children’s mental health needs, and makes recommendations on three issues.

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ILLINOIS

CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP REPORT

OCT 2020

In this report, we focus on the major issues that have affected children's mental health in Illinois
since last July. The
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) dominated all discussions and brought incredible
challenges to Illinois, the country, and the world. The full effects of COVID-19 are still unknown and this ambiguity, in and of itself, exacerbates mental health issues for everyone.

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COMMUNITY

MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE PROJECT FINDINGS

2019

Addressing Children’s Social and Emotional Health Strengthens Communities
Foundation Releases Children’s Mental Health Project Findings

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VOICES OF

CHILD HEALTH IN CHICAGO REPORT

JUNE 2020

The report looks at those factors, or social determinants of health, which include median household income, parent employment, neighborhood conditions, quality of housing, and access to health insurance contributing to health inequalities among Illinois children by race and ethnicity. 

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KIDS COUNT REPORT

DECEMBER 2020

Kids, Families and COVID-19. Pandemic pain points and the urgent need to respond. This policy report examines how households with children are faring during the pandemic. Illinois data show families of color struggling during COVID crisis; economic security and health are greatest concerns. Its findings are primarily based on surveys conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.