What is Kidsdata.org?
- Kidsdata.org, a program of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, promotes the health and well being of children in California by providing an easy to use resource that offers high-quality, wide-ranging, local data to those who work on behalf of children.
- Through kidsdata.org, the foundation aims to raise the visibility of key issues affecting California's children and make it easy for leaders and policymakers to use data in their work, whether that’s assessing community needs, setting priorities, tracking progress, making program or policy decisions, preparing grant proposals and reports, or other work.
- Kidsdata.org allows users to easily find, customize, and use data on more than 600 measures of child health and well being. Data are available across California counties, cities, school districts, and legislative districts and cover many demographic descriptors including family income, race/ethnicity, and age. See this resource for an overview of categories, topics, breakdowns, and timeframes available on the site.
- The Foundation also invests in promoting systems that offer high-quality, family-centered, culturally competent, and coordinated care within a medical home for children with special health care needs.
- You are welcome to make use of our data, and permission to cite the information and reproduce the tables, graphs, or maps on kidsdata.org is granted. Suggested citation: [Original data source.] As cited on www.kidsdata.org, a program of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health. Retrieved on [date].
- Find tips about using kidsdata.org, read examples of how other people are using it, or share your own example in the Data in Action section.
- Note that the data on kidsdata.org have not been tested for statistical significance, except in a few cases where noted. Apparent trends over time and differences across regions and among demographic groups may or may not be statistically significant.
Where Do the Data Come From?
- The data on kidsdata.org are compiled from more than 35 trusted public sources. The source for each indicator is provided below the tables/graphs on every data page (for example, see this page).
- Most of the data are compiled by the Population Reference Bureau for the foundation. The California Healthy Kids Survey data are provided through a partnership with WestEd and the California Department of Education. Other data are compiled by foundation staff.
- Data on the site are continually updated.
How Can I Get More Information?
- If you have questions, feedback, or want more information about kidsdata.org, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (650) 724-1618.
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