November 18, 2021
FPI Publishes 2021 Florida Child Well-Being Index
The policy choices we make today should lay the foundation for children to become thriving adults who will join the workforce and contribute to their communities. Smart investments will help cultivate strong families who, in turn, will raise strong, healthy children.
To guide these policy choices, we need timely, relevant data that document the challenges and successes facing Florida’s children and families. That’s the impetus behind the 2021 Florida Child Well-Being Index.
The index, which uses KIDS COUNT® data, provides counties with an overall rank and measures performance across 16 indicators in four major categories: economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.
What we have learned from the annual rankings is that greater investment in affordable health care, safety net programs, and other areas of the budget is critical to reducing resource disparities in Florida.
KIDS COUNT is a registered trademark of The Annie E. Casey Foundation in the United States and/or other countries and is used with permission of the Foundation.
Register Now! Webinar on 2021 Child Well-Being Index
FPI is hosting a webinar on Monday, November 29 from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. to discuss findings from the 2021 Florida Child Well-Being Index and the implications for policy solutions to improve health, economic, and educational outcomes for children in the Sunshine State.
Panelists will include Norín Dollard, PhD, Senior Policy Analyst and KIDS COUNT Director at Florida Policy Institute; Sadaf Knight, CEO of Florida Policy Institute; and Robert Bridges, Enterprise Executive Vice President and Chief Executive of Florida Operations at Nemours Children’s Health.