by Cedar Attanasio, Associated Press
June 21, 2021

SANTA FE – New Mexico ranked 49th in a report released Monday measuring child wellbeing based on data gathered before the pandemic.

That’s an improvement over last year when the state ranked 50th among U.S. states.

“It’s encouraging to see that child wellbeing in New Mexico was improving before the pandemic hit,” said James Jimenez, executive director for New Mexico Voices for Children, which partners with the foundation.

He’s cautiously optimistic that state policies “helped offset some of the health and financial problems caused by the pandemic.”

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