Sep 24 2015

Why So Many Parents Can’t Put Enough Food on the Table

2018-06-16T17:28:18-06:00Economic Security Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

This PowerPoint presentation looks at the economic issues around food insecurity, presents some data on child well-being from the 2015 national KIDS COUNT data book, as well as offers some policy solutions. Presented at the Second Annual End Hunger in New Mexico Summit. (Presentation; state-level data on economic security and child well-being)

Sep 21 2015

Child Well-Being in New Mexico: Data and Policy Recommendations

2018-06-16T17:45:28-06:00Kids Count Publications, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

This PowerPoint presentation looks at KIDS COUNT and other data on some of the areas where New Mexico does poorly in terms of child well-being. Looks briefly at how recession-era spending cuts and a regressive tax system have exacerbated conditions, and offers some policy recommendations to address them. Presented to the Legislative Health and Human Services Committee. (Presentation; state-level data on indicators of child well-being)

Mar 11 2015

Investments in Early Childhood Care and Education

2018-06-17T12:42:33-06:00Education Publications, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

How much is the state spending on the early childhood care and education services that will improve outcomes for children and how does the sending breakdown by county? These fact sheets look at state investments in home visiting, child care assistance, NM Pre-K, and K-3 Plus, and more. (KIDS COUNT fact sheets; state- and county-level data on early childhood programs and some population demographics)

Feb 25 2015

2015 KIDS COUNT County Profiles

2018-06-17T12:43:51-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

Find out the percentage of children in each New Mexico county who live in poverty or in single-parent families, who lack health insurance, and how they fare on the 13 other indicators of child well-bring. (KIDS COUNT profiles; state- and county-level data on indicators of child well-being)

Jan 29 2015

Spending cuts to child care assistance puts kids at risk

2018-06-17T13:05:32-06:00Health Publications, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

The state's Children, Youth and Families Department seems to have its spending priorities a bit mixed up, as this fact sheet shows. While the department is requesting $10 million more for investigating allegations of child abuse, it's asked for less money--not to mention having neglected to spend federal money--for child care assistance even though the lack of affordable child care is a risk factor for child abuse. (Fact sheet; state-level data on child care assistance)

Jan 20 2015

2014 KIDS COUNT in New Mexico

2018-06-17T13:13:36-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

This annual KIDS COUNT report on child well-being presents data on indicators such as preschool enrollment, and rates of poverty, truancy, child abuse, and teen births. In addition, this year’s report ranks the counties on the 16 indicators of child well-being used in the national report and offers some policy solutions for improving child outcomes in New Mexico. (Annual KIDS COUNT report; state-, county-, tribal-, and school-district-level data on indicators of child well-being)

Apr 14 2014

Child Well-Being in New Mexico

2018-06-17T14:43:39-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

This PowerPoint, presented by Veronica C. Garcia, Ed.D., at a roundtable discussion hosted by U.S. Senator Tom Udall, looks at data on child well-being in New Mexico as presented in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2013 national KIDS COUNT Data Book and their 2014 Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for all Children policy brief. (Presentation; state- and national-level data on the indicators of child well-being, including data by race and ethnicity)

Jan 22 2014

2013 KIDS COUNT in New Mexico

2018-06-17T15:07:02-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

Taking a closer look at New Mexico’s fall to 50th in the nation in child well-being, this annual report presents data on indicators such as preschool enrollment, and rates of poverty, truancy, child abuse, and teen births. In addition, this year’s report ranks the counties on the 16 indicators of child well-being used in the national report and offers some policy solutions for improving child outcomes in New Mexico. (Annual KIDS COUNT report; state-, county-, tribal-, and school-district-level data on the indicators of child well-being)

Nov 04 2013

The First Eight Years of Life

2018-06-24T15:35:26-06:00Kids Count Publications, Publications|

Released in conjunction with the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s "The First Eight Years" report, this KIDS COUNT fact sheet looks at the unmet needs of New Mexico’s young children and offers some policy solutions. (Fact sheet; state-level data on indicators of child well-being for young children)

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