Kentucky Youth Advocates has launched the 31st edition of the Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book!
The 2021 County Data Book examines data disaggregated by race/ethnicity, the impacts of systemic racial injustice on children and families, and solutions to advance racial equity so that every child can thrive. The publication features the latest data on 17 measures of child well-being, showing whether outcomes for children across the commonwealth have improved, worsened, or stayed the same over a five-year period. While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many families in ways that do not yet show up in the data, the book identifies pre-existing challenges and areas of needed improvement.
Read the 2021 County Data Book and access county data profiles and the data dashboard featuring state data from the report disaggregated by race/ethnicity at kyyouth.org/kentucky-kids-count/. Read our press release, which highlights key data takeaways and solutions, here.
At the virtual press conference on November 10th, attendees heard from state leaders, community partners, and youth, including:
- Terry Brooks, executive director, Kentucky Youth Advocates
- Ryan Sadler, president, Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare
- State Senator Gerald Neal, member of the Commission on Race & Access to Opportunity
- State Representative Killian Timoney, member of the Commission on Race & Access to Opportunity
- Karina Barillas, executive director, La Casita Center
- Anita Rodriguez, high school junior
- Eltuan Dawson, Peer Network Member, True Up
- Dale Robinson, co-founder, Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation
- Shamitha Kuppala, high school senior
Watch the virtual launch event via Facebook (below) or YouTube. You will also be able to listen to it as an episode of the Making Kids Count podcast.
Join us on Wednesday, November 17th at 10:00 AM ET for an Advocate Virtual Forum where we’ll discuss the latest data featured in the County Data Book and hear from a panel of legislators.
The 2021 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book was made possible with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a number of KIDS COUNT sponsors, including Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare, Kosair Charities®, and Charter Communications.