Jan 31 2017

Enhancing Child Well-Being in New Mexico

2018-06-14T21:06:12-06:00Kids Count, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

New Mexico has long been ranked at the bottom of the 50 states on overall child well-being by KIDS COUNT. However, in some of the 16 indicators of child well-being, it would take just a small change to move our state up in the rankings. This series of fact sheets looks at what it would take to move the needle on each indicator (A KIDS COUNT policy brief; state-level data on indicators of child well-being)

Jan 17 2017

2016 KIDS COUNT in New Mexico

2018-06-14T21:29:10-06:00Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

In the past year, New Mexico has seen some improvements in child well-being—especially regarding health. We’ve also seen troubling increases in other indicators over the short- and long-term. This annual KIDS COUNT report on child well-being presents data on indicators such as child and teen death rates, preschool enrollment, teen births, and more. (Annual KIDS COUNT report; state-, county-, tribal-, and school-district-level data on indicators of child well-being)

Dec 19 2016

Turning Assistance into Opportunity

2018-06-14T19:31:52-06:00Economic Security Publications, Kids Count, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

The TANF program provides some cash assistance to eligible families with children so they can better afford basic necessities. Unfortunately, TANF in New Mexico does not sufficiently address one of the reasons families fall into or remain in poverty: the lack of education credentials and job skills, which present barriers to employment and to getting jobs that pay family-sustaining wages. (A KIDS COUNT Special Report; state-level data on TANF recipiency)

Sep 20 2016

Child Welfare Matters

2018-06-14T19:42:53-06:00Economic Security Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

A PowerPoint presentation on the status of child well-being in New Mexico, with a focus on child abuse, looking at policies that have negatively impacted child well-being and policy solutions that would improve it. Presented to the Legislative Health and Human Services Committee. (Presentation; state-level data on indicators of child well-being)

Sep 18 2016

Hunger 101

2018-06-14T19:45:58-06:00Economic Security Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

A PowerPoint presentation that looks are some of the reasons child hunger is so pervasive in New Mexico as well as policy solutions from our NM KIDS are COUNTing on Us campaign that would help. Presented at the Interfaith Hunger Coalition's Hunger 101 Workshop in Albuquerque. (Presentation; state-level data on indicators of child well-being, food insecurity, and economic security)

Aug 17 2016

Child Poverty in New Mexico

2018-06-14T20:00:39-06:00Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

A PowerPoint presentation looking at how Black children fare in New Mexico. Includes findings from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Race for Results report, which shows that New Mexico's Black children fare better than Black kids across the nation in many indicators. (Presentation; state-level data on indicators of child well-being by race and ethnicity)

Jun 29 2016

NM KIDS are COUNTing on Us: A Campaign for a Better New Mexico

2018-06-24T15:19:51-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count Publications, Publications|

For the third straight year, New Mexico ranks 49th in the nation for child well-being. It will take a comprehensive and focused set of strategies, and the political and public will to make them a reality, to improve child well-being in New Mexico. This policy agenda, based on the metrics used to measure child well-being in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, offers one such approach. (Policy agenda)