Rhode Island KIDS COUNT - News, Research and Policy Information
July 23, 2014
National Report: RI Ranks 26th in the Country for Overall Child Well-Being 
The 25th edition of the national KIDS COUNT Data Book, a state-by-state report on children's well-being issued by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, finds that Rhode Island ranks 26th in the nation for overall child well-being (1st is the best and 50th is the worst) based on 16 indicators. 
Rankings were also issued for four key areas:
  • Health: Rhode Island ranks 15th  
  • Education: Rhode Island ranks 25th 
  • Economic Well-Being: Rhode Island ranks 26th 
  • Family and Community: Rhode Island ranks 32nd
For more information, please see the full Data Book, and Rhode Island state ranking profile, as well as our press release about the publication & findings.
And check out the great media coverage the Data Book has received in Rhode Island:
The KIDS COUNT Data Center - A Valuable Tool for Advocates, Educators, and Community Leaders!
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT contributes data to the national KIDS COUNT Data Center, which is managed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
The national KIDS COUNT Data Center connects you to over four million data points about the well-being of children and families in each state and across the country. You can easily access hundreds of indicators related to health, education, employment and income, child welfare, and many other topics. The Data Center is free and available to all.
The power is at your fingertips to encourage polices that support smart decisions about children and families. 

Here's how! 
  • SEARCH - Enter any location, topic, or keyword into the Data Center's powerful search engine to find statistics most relevant to your work and community. You can then use the Data Center to easily compare across communities, states, and the nation.
  • CREATE - Use the Data Center's easy-to-use visual tools to create customized graphics. Tables, charts, and graphs can be used for websites, reports, presentations, grant applications, and more.
  • SHARE - Expand your reach through social media. Post custom graphics to your networks about how the well-being of Rhode Island's children and families compares to the region and nation. 
Click here to explore the KIDS COUNT Data Center and learn more!
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starNational Report: RI Ranks 26th in the Country for Overall Child Well-Being
starThe KIDS COUNT Data Center - A Valuable Tool for Advocates, Educators, and Community Leaders!
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