Current, reliable data helps us inform decisions about improving outcomes for the children and families of Heard County. As part of the Georgia Family Connection statewide network, we have access to customized information and tools specific to our Collaborative’s and partners’ needs. These data allow us to create an accurate picture of our community by pointing out our strengths, our challenges, and trends we may not have noticed before.
KIDS COUNT is a state and national effort to track the well-being of children. Funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT informs local, state, and national discussions concerning ways to secure a brighter future for all children.
The KIDS COUNT Data Book paints a picture of the conditions for children and families in Georgia and the rest of the nation. Policymakers, advocates, service providers, civic leaders, and funders use this information to inform their decisions about priorities, services, and resources for children and families.
Indicators of Child Well-Being
Georgia tracks 51 Indicators of Child Well-Being in five result areas that support our vision for a Georgia where all children are healthy, primed for school, and succeed when they get there; that all families are stable, self-sufficient, and productive; and that every community is vibrant, robust, and thriving.
- Use the KIDS COUNT Indicator Explorer to create a custom interactive dashboard by selecting a county and indicators.
- Access data profiles of 50 indicators of child, family, and community well-being for all 159 Georgia counties, the 12 Georgia Family Connection regions, and the 21 city school systems.
- Birth to 21 Snapshots provide a one-page overview of nine child, family, and community well-being indicators for all 159 Georgia counties, the 12 Georgia Family Connection regions, and the state.
- An online calculator allows users to set an improvement goal.
- The Comparable Counties Map allows users to click on any county and to then see what other counties match the selected county according to several key indicators.
- An interactive map allows you to select specific indicators by county, House district, Senate district, and census tract.
- The Race, Equity, and Inclusion (REI) tool helps data users understand the context behind the persistent disparities and inequities between people of color and white people.