Have a Heart for Kids Day 2020

KIDS COUNT Data Brief: Smart investments can improve long-term health of Washington kids

This brief is a follow up to our 2020 product, “What Washington’s kids need to weather the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.” Recent U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse data and stories from community members across the state show how the pandemic continues to affect kids and families in the areas of housing, nutrition, health care, and education. Lawmakers need to build on the success of the last legislative session to further investments in the lifelong health and wellbeing of kids and families. In this brief, we call on state and federal lawmakers to use a health equity lens to enact budgets and policies that promote the long-term health of children in Washington.

Read the full report (pdf)