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What's New

OCTOBER 2017

New Issue Brief! Preventing Youth Tobacco Use in RI

Preventing Youth Tobacco Use in Rhode Island presents detailed rates of youth cigarette, tobacco product, and e-cigarette use in Rhode Island, risk factors for youth tobacco and e-cigarette use, an overview of tobacco control programs and policies, as well as recommendations for eliminating youth tobacco use and their use of new products such as e-cigarettes. Please see the release event presentationmedia release and event pictures.

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

Register Today! Our Annual Celebration of Children's Health Luncheon

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT invites you to attend our Annual Celebration of Children's Health Luncheon &  Presentation of Covering Kids Awards on Monday, November 6, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Providence Marriott (Charles and Orms Streets). Registration is required.

 

Child Poverty Rate Declining; 35,000 RI Children Still Live in Poverty 

According to the Census Bureau 's American Community Survey, in 2016 in Rhode Island:

- 17.0% – an estimated 35,106 – of Rhode Island’s children lived in poverty.  (In 2013, 21.5% of Rhode Island’s children lived in poverty.)
- 7.6% – an estimated 15,755 – of Rhode Island’s children lived in extreme poverty. (In 2013, 9.9% of Rhode Island’s children lived in extreme poverty.)
- Rhode Island ranks 22nd in the nation — and 5th in New England— for the percentage of children in poverty.

- Please see the media release for more information, including percentages and rankings for all states.

RI Excels in Children’s Health Insurance Coverage, Ranked 3rd in the Nation

According to the Census Bureau 's American Community Survey, in 2016 in Rhode Island:
- 97.8% of Rhode Island children had health insurance coverage, and 2.2% (an estimated 5,000) of Rhode Island children lacked health insurance coverage.
- 95.3% of all U.S. children had health insurance coverage, and 4.7% of all U.S. children lacked health insurance coverage.
- Please see the media release for more information, including percentages and rankings for all states.

 

Spotlight on Student-Centered Learning

Each week in September, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT will be releasing a Spotlight highlighting how student-centered learning is being implemented across Rhode Island. For more, please see:
1. Learning Is Competency-Based: Spotlight on Cumberland High School
2. Learning Anytime, Anywhere: Spotlight on FabNewport
3. Personalized Learning: Spotlight on 360 High School
4. Students Take Ownership Over Their Own Learning: Spotlight on Providence Student Union

The Factbook

The 2017 Factbook 

The Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook tracks the progress of 72 indicators, across five areas of child well-being. View the 2017 Factbook

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT works to improve the health, safety, education, economic security, and development of Rhode Island’s children.

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