April 14, 2016
Now Available: 2016 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook 
On Monday, April 11, 2016, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT released its twenty-second annual report on the well-being of Rhode Island's children at a policy breakfast attended by over 500 people. The 2016 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook was presented to Governor Gina Raimondo, Senator Jack Reed, Congressman James Langevin, Congressman David Cicilline, House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed. Factbooks were also presented to two community leaders in recognition of their advocacy for children and families: Anna Cano Morales, Director of the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University, and Rabbi Alan Flam, Executive Director of the Helen Hudson Foundation for Homeless America. 

Keynote remarks were provided by Lisa Hamilton, Vice President, External Affairs at The Annie E. Casey Foundation. The youth speaker was Christian Ortiz of Young Voices. For more, please see the media release, executive summary, pictures from the event, Twitter activity, and media coverage

The 2016 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook charts improvements and declines in the well-being of children and youth across the state and in each of Rhode Island's 39 cities and towns and provides the latest available statistics on 71 different aspects of children's lives, from birth through adolescence. 

Use the links below to explore the Factbook sections and data: 

To order a complete hard copy of the full report, please use the Factbook Order Form or call (401) 351-9400. The cost of the Factbook is $21.40 ($20 plus tax); discounts for bulk purchases available.

Data in Action - Show us the Factbook!
This year, we're trying something new. 

We'd love to see the Factbook in action: Where you use it, how you use it, and more. We think this is a great way to underscore the importance of understandable, clear data on children's well-being. 

We'd love to have you participate by sharing pictures of the Factbook in action, and sharing your story: 
  • Take a quick picture/screenshot of the Factbook and help us highlight you and your community! The picture could be at your desk, at home, on the go -- wherever the data is most useful, we'd love to see. 
  • Tag us with #RIFactbook on social media, and join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, or submit via email to Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Communications Coordinator Katherine Chu
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  • Children's Health and Health Insurance 
  • Child Welfare/Juvenile Justice 
  • Early Childhood/Early Learning 
  • Student-Centered Learning
  • Rhode Island KIDS COUNT also publishes a general interest E-Newsletter. 

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