Rhode Island KIDS COUNT - News, Research and Policy Information
September 5, 2012
Nurse-Family Partnership Program Report Released
NFP Report Cover
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, the Rhode Island Department of Health, and other key partners released the 2012 Nurse-Family Partnership Program Report, the first report from Rhode Island's new Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting system.

The report features data from the Nurse-Family Partnership program's first 18 months of implementation in Rhode Island by Children's Friend.
Upcoming Events
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT has several events planned this fall, including Data in Your Backyard presentations and our annual Celebration of Children's Health Luncheon. 

Woonsocket Data in Your Backyard
Thursday, September 20, 2012
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Chaplin Perez Center
37 Center Street, Woonsocket
RSVP form

Newport Data in Your Backyard
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
9:30-11:00 a.m. 
Newport Public Library
300 Spring Street, Newport
RSVP form

Celebration of Children's Health Luncheon
Monday, November 19, 2012
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Providence Marriott
1 Orms Street, Providence
Invitation to follow
Get Graphic with the National KIDS COUNT Infographic Challenge
Rhode Islanders are invited to enter the national KIDS COUNT Infographic Challenge. The Challenge is an online crowdsourced competition for young people (ages 13-23) and adults (age 24 and up) to use KIDS COUNT data to illustrate the story of America's children.

The Challenge is simple: tap into the powerful combination of art and data to educate, inform and engage. Great data and a fresh perspective can change how we think and inspire us to find new solutions to problems we face.

To enter:


  • Visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center and find data that speaks to you.

  • Design an infographic or visual image using that data. (Need help? Check out visual.ly.)

  • Upload it to the Challenge platform and activate your social networks to get your friends to vote for your entry when the voting period opens.
  • Save the Date
    Rhode Island KIDS COUNT and the Rhode Island Department of Health are holding a Rhode Island Home Visiting Forum from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, October 29, 2012. Speakers include Libby Doggett, Director of the Pew Home Visiting Campaign, and Melissa Van Dyke, Associate Director of the National Implementation Research Network. 

    Contact Leanne Barrett at [email protected] to be added to the invitation list.  
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    starNurse-Family Partnership Program Report Released
    starUpcoming Events
    starGet Graphic with the National KIDS COUNT Infographic Challenge
    starSave the Date
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