Research and Publications
Action for Children seeks to initiate and influence broad system changes that make a positive difference for all children and families in North Carolina. We do this by compiling, analyzing and sharing accurate, credible and up-to-date statistics and research on children, youth and their families.
State and local organizations rely on Action for Children for comprehensive data and consider our KIDS COUNT Data Center as North Carolina’s one-stop shop for school district, county, state and national data on children and families. Action for Children provides data and research services, including one-on-one technical assistance, data presentations and analyses of emerging conditions and child well-being.
The KIDS COUNT Data Center, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. This system contains state- and county-level data for more than 100 measures of child well-being, including information on children in immigrant families, education, employment and income, health, health insurance, population and family characteristics, poverty and youth risk factors. The easy-to-use, powerful online database allows you to generate custom reports for a geographic area (Profiles) or to compare geographic areas on a topic (Ranking, Maps, and Line Graphs).
Finding data about North Carolina’s children is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
- In Data Tools and Local Data our visitors will find access to our interactive KC Data Center and the How-To Video for first time users. For those looking for local data in pdf format, you will also find Action for Children NC’s different state and local data cards and publications in PDF format.
- In Publications our visitors will find a list of our most recently released report cards, issues briefs, and fact sheets. Visit the publications page for a more thorough list of all of AFC’s publications.
- If you can’t find what you’re looking for, submit a data request to Laila A. Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.