As 2016 comes to a close, we would like to thank all of you who use Kidsdata to improve children's health and well being in California. We also want to make sure you didn't miss four of this year's most notable Kidsdata highlights:
New Data: In October, we released a suite of data on childhood adversity and resilience for the first time in the site's history. The data release was covered by Slate, California Healthline, and other media outlets. Our team also updated more than 100 other indicators on our site.
Press: In June, the Napa County Board of Supervisors released a report that looked into the possible causes behind the county's high rate of childhood cancer. The report was produced after a local community group used Kidsdata to help alert the board to the county's disproportionately high rate of childhood cancer.
New Team Member: In April, we welcomed senior manager of data and research, Lori Turk-Bicakci, to the Kidsdata team! Lori came to us with extensive experience in project management, data collection and analysis, and a strong commitment to eliminating disparities in child health and well being.
Kudos: In January, Kidsdata received commendations from Karen Smith, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Diana Dooley, secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency. Kidsdata collaborates with CDPH on a number of initiatives about children’s health and well being.
Finally, if you’ve used Kidsdata for a successful grant application, project or campaign this year, please share your story with us! We’re always eager to know how Kidsdata has helped your work.
– The Kidsdata Team