Despite a few positive, incremental steps, legislative actions during the 2016 legislative session were insufficient to meet the growing challenges faced by North Carolina’s children and families, who are too often living in communities without access to health care, quality education, and economic opportunity. ... See MoreSee Less
Black infants are 2.5 times more likely to die before their first birthday than White infants. Closing the health insurance coverage gap can help. Check out our new report on women’s health, infant mortality, and closing the health insurance coverage gap at: bit.ly/295GlHL... See MoreSee Less
Closing the health insurance coverage gap would provide insurance for over 175,000 uninsured women of child-bearing age in North Carolina. This would promote healthy births and reduce infant mortality. ... See MoreSee Less
African-American children were twice as likely to live in single-parent families in 2014, compared to the national average. We need smart solutions so that all kids have the opportunity to thrive. bit.ly/16dbtg... See MoreSee Less
The 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book, the 27th edition of the annual report on child well-being, finds today's youth — Generation Z — are healthier and completing high school on time despite mounting economic inequality and increasingly unaffordable college tuition.