Missouri Kids Count Launches New Website for State and Local Data
Anyone looking for data on the welfare of children in Missouri now has easier access to that information. This month, Missouri Kids Count launched its new website which highlights indicators and county rankings, provides a searchable database of Missouri Kids Count data since 1993, and plays host to data reports and research papers.
Missouri Kids Count is a partnership between the Family and Community Trust (FACT), the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the University of Missouri Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis (OSEDA), and the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF). FACT also provides assistance to Community Partnership of the Ozarks and 19 other Partnerships across the state.
“Kids Count data is vital for every organization that serves families and youth. Because the data is vetted by experts, we can rely on the information to develop evaluation plans and outcome measures for our many programs and initiatives as well as to use in grant and other funding applications,” said our Executive Director Janet Dankert. “We are thrilled that FACT is the newest Kids Count grantee and look forward to being a part of this important statewide partnership.”
The role of the Community Partnerships in the Missouri Kids Count is to affect community-based advocacy around issues important to each community, highlight successful projects and innovative ideas from all regions of the state, and provide stories to help policy makers and law makers better understand the lives of Missouri’s children.
View the new website at www.mokidscount.org.