Healthy California Kids

children nowA recent report by Children Now—a nonpartisan, multi-issue research, policy development and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting children’s health and education in California and creating national media policies that support child development—says a California child’s well-being is tied to what county they live in. The 2014 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being looks at 28 key indicators of well-being in children— from reading levels to healthy weight—and shows how a county’s performance compares to others in the state. The Scorecard can be accessed online at scorecard.childrennow.org/2014

Here’s how our counties measured up:

  • El Dorado: 78 percent of women receive early prenatal care, and 56 percent of third graders can read at grade level.
  • Placer: 85 percent of women receive early prenatal care, and 61 percent of third graders can read at grade level.
  • Sacramento: 81 percent of women receive early prenatal care, and 45 percent of third graders can read at grade level.
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Krystal Morrison
 

I create this blog to share my daily tips about home improvement, children, pets, food, health, and ways to be frugal while maintaining a natural lifestyle.