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
CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP REPORT
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.
KIDS COUNT POLICY BRIEF: The Future of Child Well-Being in Illinois
This year’s publication provides a critical overview of children’s wellbeing in Illinois across different indicators and facets of identity, including race and geography. This explores the effects of the pandemic on families and youth, and calls for equitable recovery in the decade ahead.
CHILD HEALTH IN CHICAGO REPORT
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.
KIDS COUNT REPORT
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.