Our ability to progress as a state depends
on the degree to which we can create opportunities for all children to
MATTER. Achieving positive results requires us to keep our eyes on the
prize: carefully measuring the well-being of children; setting meaningful goals
for their care and development; identifying those who are suffering or being
left behind; strategically publicizing the performance of public programs; and
maintaining society’s focus on the evolving, objectively measured needs of the
MATTERS. These challenging circumstances demand that we do more with
less. They demand accountability. And at the heart of accountability, both
literally and figuratively, is the word “count.” Accountability requires
“WHAT GETS MEASURED
GETS DONE,” says the old truism, and with millions of children’s
well-being on the line, we simply must do a better job of counting what
Alabama’s Kids Do
Count. Find out more in the 2012 Alabama Kids Count Data Book.
Create targeted maps and graphs using the latest Alabama data by
visiting the Annie E. Casey KIDS COUNT Data
The 2013 National KIDS COUNT Data
Book will be released Summer of 2013.
The 2013 Alabama Kids Count
Data Book, measuring child well-being for each of Alabama's 67
counties will be released September 2013.