WisKids Count

WisKids Count tracks, analyzes, synthesizes, and communicates data about the health and well-being of children and families in Wisconsin. WisKids Count is a part of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Kids Count project which seeks to enrich local, state and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children.

The Kids Count Data Center provides access to a wide range on data on indicators of child well-being in Wisconsin. Using the tools in the Data Center, you can easily create a profile of your county or school district. For more information on how to use the Kids Count Data Center, see our instructional presentation.

New Issue Brief on Health Disparities

WCCF’s latest WisKids Count Issue Brief, “Building on our Strength: Achieving Equity in Health Outcomes for Children and Families in Wisconsin,” takes on the issue of health disparities in Wisconsin based on race and ethnicity. Largely rooted in social and community factors, Wisconsin’s gap is one of the most egregious in the country. “Building on […]

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WCCF Releases 2009-10 WisKids Book, "Jobs Count"

Yesterday, WCCF released its 2009-10 WisKids Count data book, “Jobs Count: Helping Wisconsin Families Thrive Through New Opportunities.” In addition to the usual array of data on many key indicators of child well-being, this year’s book features an essay on employment, access to training and postsecondary education, work supports, and related issues. The essay contains […]

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New Report Shows Federal Recovery Act Keeping Thousands of Wisconsinites Out of Poverty

Today the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a study showing that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act passed in February is protecting millions of Americans, including about 86,000 Wisconsin residents, from falling into poverty. The study, “State-Level Data Show Recovery Act Protecting Millions from Poverty,” examined the Recovery Act’s increased food stamp benefits, […]

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New Census Numbers Suggest Wisconsin Strong on Health Coverage, Not So Strong on Income

Yesterday, the U.S. Census Bureau released a batch of data from the American Community Survey (ACS), an annual survey of some 3 million households nationwide. The release includes data on health insurance coverage (for the first time), household income, and housing costs for 2008. Wisconsin remains a national leader in making health insurance available to […]

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The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released its 2009 Kids Count Data Book, which gives a state-by-state overview of child well-being. This year’s edition focuses on the importance of collecting and using good data to drive advocacy efforts. As usual, Wisconsin looks pretty good compared to other states, ranking 10th overall. However, there are several […]

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U.S. Department of Education Report: Achievement Gap Persists

The U.S. Department of Education has just released its report on racial school achievement gaps based on data from the 2007 National Assessment of Education Progress. The report shows that Wisconsin’s serious achievement gap between White and African-American students persists (Hispanic student performance will be addressed in a later report). The Wisconsin State Journal story […]

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