By Rachel Sams, Albuquerque Business First

New Mexico ranked 50th in the nation in child well-being, but the state was improving.

Then came the pandemic, dealing new setbacks to New Mexico’s efforts to improve the well-being of the state’s children.

Those are some of the findings reflected in the annual New Mexico KIDS COUNT Data Book, published by New Mexico Voices for Children.

“We have been seeing a steady improvement in child poverty since 2016 — declining from 30% to 25%,” said James Jimenez, executive director of New Mexico Voices for Children, a nonprofit organization that advocates for policies to improve the health and well-being of children, families and communities.

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