NC Child implements a variety of strategies to promote effective public policy that benefits children in North Carolina.


NC Child produces publications that document trends in child well-being and the impact of public policy decisions on children and families. Access a searchable database of NC Child publications.


NC Child produces multiple data products each year that track the health and well-being of North Carolina’s children. Visit our data home page.

Legislative Agenda

With input from our network of allies, NC Child creates an annual legislative agenda. We pursue this agenda by directly lobbying state legislators, encouraging our supporters to take action, and conducting powerful and compelling research. See our legislative action page.

Child Advocacy Network

NC Child convenes and facilitates the Child Advocacy Network, a coalition of more than 50 service providers, professional associations, and other child advocacy organizations. The purpose of the Child Advocacy Network is to share information and collaborate on advocacy efforts. Read more about the Child Advocacy Network.


Community Engagement

NC Child works directly with community members—parents, community leaders, local elected officials, and others—to build support for local and statewide public policy solutions. Read more about our community engagement work.