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Kids COUNT in Michigan

Project ID: 399
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Last Update: 07/06/12
Project LocationMichigan
Lead OrganizationMichigan League for Human Services
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Project Description

Kids Count in MIchigan seeks to improve the status of children and their families by collecting and disseminating data as a basis for public policy development and community action. The Michigan League for Human Services publishes an annual data book of county profiles of trends in child well-being as well as an annual review of maternal and infant health for communities with population over 25,000 and all 83 counties. The project provides county and community data to the national KIDS COUNT interactive Data Center. Project staff, including project partner Michigan's Children, also conduct an ongoing public education campaign to encourage data-driven advocacy and decision-making.

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Community Indicators – Performance Measures Integration

Does this project have Community Indicators?: Yes
modeled on the national KIDS COUNT project with five of the ten core indicators that could be duplicated at the county level. We also add child safety data (child welfare) as well as program participation statistics. We also collect most data by county or county groups and some data by community (with population over 25,000)and Intermediate School District.

Does this project have Performance Measures?: No

Has this project integrated Community Indicators and Performance Measures?: No

Contact Information

Jane Zehnder-Merrell
Michigan League for Human services
Kids Count MI Project Director
1223 Turner St, Suite 1G
Lansing, MI 48906

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