The KIDS COUNT network is a collection of organizations dedicated to promoting helpful policies on issues that impact child welfare. This project – part of the Annie E. Casey Foundation – is a trusted source of family and child data. Each year, the Foundation produces a comprehensive report — the KIDS COUNT Data Book — that evaluates the well being of children in the US.
The 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book contains data devoted to kids in the US becoming healthier, more likely to complete high school and in a better position to contribute to the economy as adults. New Hampshire was found to be the best state for general child well-being while Louisiana, New Mexico and Mississippi were the three lowest-ranked states.
The Children’s Action Alliance (CAA) is Arizona’s KIDS COUNT organization. CAA is a non-profit focused on promoting the well-being of all of Arizona’s children and families.