Resources by Sector
A primary source for federal, state, and local data on child and family well-being: http://datacenter.kidscount.org/
Map the geography of opportunity for children in the 100 largest cities in the U.S.: http://www.diversitydatakids.org/data/childopportunitymap
Map the federal funds coming to your area and evaluate programs: http://youth.gov/
State-by-state policy information on a range of child welfare topics:
Hundreds of measures of child wellbeing and policy analysis:
Case-level information on all children in foster care and those who have been adopted: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/cb/research-data-technology/statistics-research/afcars
A primary resource for county health data:
Find treatment centers:
CDC’s portal for health statistics:
An interactive data tool that allows users to explore data and technical information related to the Healthy People 2020 objectives:
The Dartmouth Atlas Project documents glaring variations in how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States.
Self Sufficiency Calculator-A budget-based measure of the real cost of living and an alternative to the federal poverty measure by state.
The Net Income Change Calculator (NICC) calculates a family’s income at different earnings levels considering the effects of payroll taxes, income taxes, tax credits, child care expenses, and cash and in-kind benefits according to current federal and state policies.
The Living Wage calculator estimates the cost of living in your community or region.
A snapshot of local economic indicators:
Program evaluation resource that highlights youth programs with strong evidence for success:
Map the meal gap:
Housing and Transportation
Map the rental housing crisis in the US:
The Census Bureau’s updated estimates of income and poverty statistics for use by federal programs and the allocation of federal funds to local jurisdictions:
Comprehensive housing affordability strategy:
Housing and transportation cost index:
A city’s walk score: