Health is often defined as a state of physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease. Social circumstances and our living and working conditions -- referred to as social determinants of health (SDH) -- are the most important drivers of health. For more information...
data indicate that our children do not all have access to the same
opportunities. Disparities exist in well-being outcomes along racial and ethnic
lines in nearly every indicator of child well-being tracked. Effective change
must start with accurate, reliable, unbiased data. The KIDS COUNT Data
Center provides access to hundreds of indicators of child well-being for state
and national geographies, including data disaggregated by race/ethnicity. For more information…
25th edition of KIDS COUNT in Delaware Fact Book examines how
Delaware’s child population has changed over the course of two and a half decades. We as a state have failed to eliminate the
persistent racial and ethnic inequities that are shown in the measures of child
well-being. These barriers persist even with the broad progress of the
past twenty-five years. For more information…
This policy brief describes the role of racism in creating and perpetuating inequities in health among Black communities in the United States. It defines structural racism with a social determinants of health framework and highlights ways in which residential segregation is connected with poor living, working, and social conditions that threaten good health. For more information...