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  1. says:

    The advocacy group Children Now used indicators including poverty, population, child welfare, educational status and more to create its 2014 California Children’s Report Card.

  2. says:

    Here are the latest ways in which people are using in their work:

    Staff from Senator DeSaulnier’s office reported that has been a useful tool for legislative work concerning children in California.

    The California Center for Rural Policy at Humboldt State University used child abuse data from for a report.

    The Central California Area Social Services Consortium recently used kidsdata for a presentation.

    CrossFit Long Beach cited poverty data from kidsdata to raise donations for a food drive.

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    September 2013: In Illinois, public administration graduate students are using as a model to help the DeKalb County Community Foundation set up its own community indicators site.

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    August 2013: Community Services & Employment Training, Inc., based in Tulare County, regularly uses for grantwriting.

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    June 2013:

    In Fresno, independent grantwriting consultant Amy Chubb writes: “Kidsdata is one of the best for quality information and I am grateful to those who put it together. Stuff like yours is hard to find.” She has used to successfully apply for environmental and literacy grants.

    In San Jose, Sophia Quattlebaum, the district representative for California State Assemblymember Paul Fong, 28th District, used child obesity fact sheets and datawheels for an childhood obesity prevention event.

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    May 2013: Community Gatepath in Redwood City, Calif., used data from to secure a grant to provide care coordination for children with special health care needs and expand support services for families caring for those children.

  7. says:

    Footsteps Child Care, Inc. has used childhood obesity data from in a successful grant application for Get Healthy San Mateo County.

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    The Office of San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom is using third grade reading proficiency data from in a presentation to major local funders in May.

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    Working Partnership USA cited in the October 2012 “Life in the Valley Economy” report in the Childhood Obesity indicator section. The full report can be found here:

  10. says: is cited as a source of foster care data in Oliver, S. E. (2012, October). Adapting to the Modern Family: Recognizing the Psychological Parent in California’s Dependency Proceedings. Children’s Law Center of California.

  11. says:

    The Wall Street Journal published an article on a report recently commissioned by our foundation. The report is called “California’s Diminishing Resource: Children.” The article can be viewed at, and for the full report and two minute video, visit

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    New American Media cited in examining how cutting school sports would negatively affect 5th, 7th and 9th grade children in California.

  13. says:

    Data from are cited in this Huffington Post article:

    Assigning Homework With One Voice: Why The National PTA Should Adopt National Homework Guidelines

  14. says:

    California Healthline links to an interactive map from in a recent article titled, “More California Parents Seeking Exemptions from Vaccinating Children.”

  15. says:

    The Public Health Institute’s California Adolescent Health Collaborative used in a recently released issue brief on the health status of rural Latino youth in California. They also released two additional briefs on health care access and educational and economic opportunities for Latino teens in rural counties.

  16. says:

    The California Pan-Ethnic Health Network cites many indicators from in its web portal with racial/ethnic data:

  17. says:

    San Diego County is holding a data app challenge, for which is a main data source.

  18. says:

    Data from is cited as a reference in the 2011 San Diego County Report Card on Children and Families. Take a look a the report to see how children in San Diego County are faring:

  19. says:

    Kids in Common cited data from in their Santa Clara County Children’s Report. Check out the report at

  20. Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health says:

    Our foundation funded a series of briefs by the California Adolescent Health Collaborative on Latino adolescents in rural communities. is also mentioned in the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research’s blog as a data source used for the briefs.

    See the blog post, ” A Snapshot of Latino Adolescents in Rural California,”
    on Health Databytes:

  21. says:

    Our foundation co-sponsored an event on “Freeing the Data.” Andy Krackov, our team member, is quoted in this article.

    Also take a look at this blog about the event:

  22. says:

    Here’s another way people are using our data:

    Bay Area Expulsion Rates and Attitudes Toward Punishment

  23. says:

    Data from are cited in this KQED piece:

    Bay Area Kids Get a Little Fatter… Except in San Mateo County

  24. says:

    Data from are cited in this KALW piece:

    How Storytelling Can Combat Poverty Among Young People

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    Data from are cited in this Victorville Daily Press piece:

    Single-Father Households On the Rise

  26. says:

    Data from are cited in this New America Media piece:

    Growing Up Poor- Bay Area Kids Tell the Stories Behind the Numbers

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    Data from are cited in this Healthline piece:

    Homelessness and Families

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    Data from are cited in this The Bay Citizen article:

    Some Bay Area Counties Have Higher Childhood Asthma Rates Than the State Average

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    The Santa Clara Family Health Plan used data from to complete their data booklet “At a Glance: Status of Children’s Health in Santa Clara County”

  30. says:

    Data from are cited in this Lake County News article:

    Smoking Rates Remain High in Lake County

  31. Big Yellow Star says:

    This multi-screen data exploration tool uses mostly data:

  32. kidsdata says:

    Data from are cited in this Wall Street Journal article:

    San Francisco County Has Smallest Proportion of Households with Children Compared to Rest of State

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    The Record, a Stockton newspaper, notes a community initiative that will use to improve the health and well being of local children. The effort is led by the San Joaquin Community Data Co-op, with support from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

  34. says: was cited during the Peninsula Partnership Leadership Council’s San Mateo County Children and Youth Summit conference on April 2, 2011. Elected officials Carole Groom and Anne Campbell used data from, such as third grade reading proficiency ( and student levels of connectedness to school (, to describe the state of children and youth in San Mateo County. These data were used as a stimulus for action and provided the basis for a community assessment and action planning session.

  35. says:

    Newly released special education data on sparked a statewide conversation about the rise of autism diagnoses in the past decade. To read more about the issue, see a recent article on the Huffington Post, by Joanna Lin, which features data from

  36. Contra Costa County Children and Family Services says:

    “We cite on many of the data elements we used to help describe our county in our self-assessment. It is an important resource and saves us a lot of time getting the information from other sources.”

    Patrick Harrington, PhD
    Research/Evaluation Manager
    Contra Costa County
    Children and Family Services

  37. Jordan Handcox says:

    The Santa Clara County Library blog featured on their website’s resource page

  38. LPFCH says: was noted in a recent article about domestic abuse in Merced County. This article also was picked up by the Sacramento Bee and the Merced Sun-Star.
    View the original story at

  39. Jordan Handcox says:

    Santa Cruz radio station KSCO-AM featured in a recent morning segment! Check out the audio clip at

  40. Central California Children's Institute, CSU-Fresno says:

    I visit almost on a daily basis to look for socioeconomic, health, safety and education data on children of the 8-county-wide San Joaquin Valley region (from Kern to San Joaquin) for all of our research projects. We are a research and advocacy organization based out of CSU, Fresno and we work with many other partner organizations to provide the research in order to assess the needs of children throughout the Valley and recommend policy change to advocate for the physical, social-emotional health and well-being of children. For more info:

  41. LPFCH says:

    The Children’s Network of Solano County recently used in their 2010 Report Card. The report is intended to help the Solano County Board of Supervisors understand and address the needs of the county’s 108,000 children.

  42. says:

    SJ Mercury Uses Data from in Graphic about College Readiness Among Bay Area Students
    (SJ Mercury, 6/25/10)

  43. LPFCH says:

    Depression Data From Featured on Health Policy Website, This week’s item focuses on 9th grade girls who report feeling so sad and hopeless every day for two weeks or more that they stopped doing some of their usual activities.
    (, 5/3/10, by Weintraub)

  44. LPFCH says:

    Commentary from LA Newspaper Notes Value of
    (LA Beez, 4/9/10, by Sullivan)

  45. LPFCH says:

    Dental Health Data from Noted. Data from, a program of our foundation, was noted on the Childhood Matters weekly radio show.
    (Childhood Matters, 2/12/09)

  46. LPFCH says:

    Foundation Website Noted on Radio Talk Show
    (Childhood Matters, 3/22/09)

  47. LPFCH says:

    Radio Show Discusses Breastfeeding and Other Healthful, Inexpensive Ways to Feed Infants., a program of the Foundation, is cited.
    (Childhood Matters, 8/2/09, by Renner)

  48. LPFCH says:

    Radio Show Discusses Kids’ Dental Health and Ways to Prevent Dental Disease., a program of our foundation, is cited.
    (Childhood Matters, 2/7/10, by Renner)

  49. LPFCH says:

    Article Focuses on Dental Problems Among CA Kids. This article, which cites data from, was made possible through a partnership between our foundation and New America Media.
    (SF Korea Times, 2/4/10, by Sundharam)
    Also See:

  50. LPFCH says:

    Lack of Pediatric Specialists in CA Hinders Quality of Care for Kids with Special Needs. This article, which cites data from, was made possible through a partnership between our foundation and New America Media.
    (Black Voice News, 3/4/10, by Po)
    Also See:

  51. Jordan Handcox says:

    Budget Cuts to Insurance Programs Hit Special Needs Children Particularly Hard. This article and video package, which cites data from, was made possible through a partnership between our foundation and New America Media.
    (San Diego News Network, 3/8/10, by Po and Simas)
    Also See:

  52. LPFCH says:

    Juvenile Arrests Data from Featured in San Jose Mercury News
    (SJ Mercury, 4/6/10, by Poitinger)

  53. admin says: will be highlighted in this upcoming book on international child well-being measurement:

    Pecora, P.J. & Harrison-Jackson, M. (in press). The challenge of improving children’s well-being and measuring outcomes: An American perspective. In C. McCauley, & W.E. Rose, W.E. (Eds.) (in press). Child Well-Being: Understanding Children’s Lives. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

  54. Beaumont Unified School District, Riverside County says:

    I will be attending the Legislative Action Committee for Child Nutrition in Washington, DC later this month and this is good information to give the legislators I will be meeting with to give them a snapshot of our district.

  55. says:

    Child abuse data from was featured in the Jan. 28 edition of the San Jose Mercury News.

  56. First 5 San Luis Obispo says:

    As ACTION for Healthy Communities gets closer to its publishing date, you can bet that we’ll be relying on kidsdata for many of our needs (report by First 5 and SLO Community Foundation). We’ll use as part of our strategic planning for First 5 too.

  57. Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central California says:

    Will be using data for: grant development and research for strategic planning.

  58. says:

    The San Jose Mercury News printed a nice photo spread of kids having summer fun, noting data about how kids spend their time, from our 2006 parent poll. Fitting, considering it’s the first week of summer.

    BTW, the parent poll includes all sorts of interesting insights on how parents view their kids – from time spent in front of the computer, to effects of media, to sources of stress. Check out all the indicators at Happy Summer!