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North Dakota KIDS COUNT Publications

Fact Book - Annual report
The North Dakota KIDS COUNT Fact Book, an annual compendium, provides data on children’s well-being with regard to more than 40 indicators in a 3-page profile for counties, state planning regions, and the state. Individual county and regional profiles can be accessed on the Data page.

Insights on Children - Quarterly report
This publication series is a brief report featuring county-specific data on various topics of child well-being.

State Legislative District Profiles - Annual profiles
North Dakota KIDS COUNT teamed up with North Dakota Compass to create demographic and socio-economic profiles for the 2013-2022 North Dakota State Legislative Districts. The profiles highlight 16 measures focusing on population, household, social, and economic characteristics for each of the 47 districts in North Dakota. Each profile compares district information with North Dakota and the United States.

National KIDS COUNT Publications

Data Book - Annual report
The KIDS COUNT Data Book rovides a detailed picture of how children are faring in the United States, ranking states on overall child well-being and domains. The Data Book also contains key indicators covering economic well-being, education, health and family and community.

Policy Reports - Periodic
The KIDS COUNT Policy Reports provide in-depth peer-reviewed analyses of specific public policy issues regarding the well-being of children in the United States.

Data Snapshots - Periodic
The KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot is a short issue brief that highlights specific indicators of child well-being contained in the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

 

News and Newsletters

News releases and e-newsletters are highlighted below and feature overviews of trends in our six components of child well-being, provide national context for North Dakota data, and/or offer key insights into challenges and opportunities facing the state.

2018
Newsletter - The December newsletter highlights the December Insights on Children, which provides data on the number of children who potentially need access to child care - and how counties in North Dakota are meeting the need of working parents with licensed child care (December 3, 2018).

Newsletter - North Dakota ranks 11th in nation for child well-being. Although North Dakota ranks well in economic, family, and community indicators, several challenges exist with respect to education and health that could harm children if there is an undercount in the 2020 Census (June 27, 2018).

Newsletter - This month's Insights on Children provides data on the share of North Dakota's children who are uninsured and under-insured (June 5, 2018).

Newsletter - North Dakota KIDS COUNT has once again teamed up with North Dakota Compass to create demographic and socio-economic profiles for North Dakota State Legislative Districts. The profiles highlight 16 measures focusing on population, household, social, and economic characteristics for each of the 47 districts in North Dakota. Each profile compares district information with North Dakota and the United States (February 5, 2018).

2017
News Release - North Dakota Shows Progress in Narrowing the Disparity Gaps for Minority Youth, Yet Significant Gaps Continue to Impact Child Outcomes (October 24, 2017). Newsletter.

Newsletter - This month's Insights on Children provides data on the importance of good nutrition on children's well-being and the impact of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in providing a safety net for child nutrition in North Dakota (September 26, 2017)

Newsletter - North Dakota is among the top 10 states in the country for child well-being according to the 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book; yet, opportunities for improvement are many (June 22, 2017).

Newsletter - North Dakota KIDS COUNT has once again teamed up with North Dakota Compass to create demographic and socio-economic profiles for North Dakota State Legislative Districts. The profiles highlight 16 measures focusing on population, household, social, and economic characteristics for each of the 47 districts in North Dakota. Each profile compares district information with North Dakota and the United States (January 12, 2017).

2016
News - North Dakota Remains Among Top 10 States for Child Well-Being: Yet there are many opportunities for improvement (June 21, 2016)

2015
News - North Dakota KIDS COUNT newsletter featuring the release of the 2015 Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation (July 21, 2015)
June Newsletter
Blog - Do Thriving Economies Lead to Thriving Children? A joint piece by DC Action for Children and North Dakota KIDS COUNT (March 31, 2015)
News - North Dakota KIDS COUNT offers two new resources to help in your planning and decision making efforts (March 27, 2015)
News - News and Information: Anti-Poverty Programs Successful in North Dakota (February 25)

Other Publications


CHILD WELFARE
• With the support from Casey Family Programs, Child Trends developed national and state-level fact sheets on maltreatment, foster care, adoption, and relative caregiving statistics for federal fiscal year 2014. How each state allots and itemizes their funds for child welfare programs is available in the Child Welfare Financing Fact Sheets.

• The Children’s Bureau develops the annual Child Maltreatment reports, which include data provided by the states to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data Systems (NCANDS).

HEALTH
Assessments
•Children's Special Health Services of the North Dakota Department of Health conducts comprehensive, statewide assessments of the health and related needs of children with special health needs and their families in North Dakota. Check out their latest reports.

•2016 North Dakota Behavioral Health Assessment: Gaps and Recommendations

•North Dakota Substance Abuse Data Reports. The North Dakota Prevention Resource & Media Center provides multiple resources and reports illustrating the importance of using data to guide efforts in making a positive change.

Dashboards
•An Overview of the ND Department of Health, Health Indicator Tracking Dashboard. After tracking specific measures for several years, the Health Department began publishing these indicators on its website with accompanying context describing what the data mean. This allows the general public to track the state's health status. The Dashboard presents a graphical depiction of the data indicators and facilitates tracking of performance.

Fact Sheets
•North Dakota Adolescent Health Fact Sheets. These sheets, compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health, provide a convenient way for youth-serving professionals, service providers, and state and local officials to better understand the health and behavior of adolescents in their area.

•Overview of Adverse Child and Family Experiences among North Dakota Children. This overview presents 2011/12 data from the National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) on nine ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) among North Dakota children ages 0 through 17.

Profiles
•County Health Rankings. A collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

Prevention Status Reports. These reports highlight the status of public health policies and practices designed to address 10 important public health problems and concerns.