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Kids Count 2022 Data Book Release
Kids Count 2022 Data Book Release

Mississippi Ranks 48th in Overall Child Well-Being JACKSON, MS- Mississippi ranks 48th in child well-being according to the 2022 KIDS COUNT®Data Book, a 50-state report of recent household data developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundationanalyzing how children and families are faring. Children in America are also in the midst of a mental healthcrisis, struggling …

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Navigating the Path to Healthy Development: Early Investment Pays Off!
Navigating the Path to Healthy Development: Early Investment Pays Off!

The foundations that young children build in the earliest stages of life help determine their future abilities to thrive. Mississippi could improve outcomes for young children-and for our state as a whole-by providing additional state resources to increase families’ access to early intervention supports. This brief examines which states are leading the way in providing …

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month!
August is National Immunization Awareness Month!

August is National Immunization Awareness Month! NIAM is an annual observance that highlights the importance of the role of vaccines in protecting public health.  Mississippi is one of few states that requires all children entering school (from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade) to have the DTaP, Hepatitis B, Polio, MMR, and Chickenpox vaccines. Because of this requirement, more …

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2022 KIDS COUNT Data Book Release

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month!

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Employers and Employees Agree on Need for Child Care in Mississippi

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Navigating the Path to Healthy Development: Today’s Children Are Tomorrow’s Leaders!

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The Children’s Foundation of Mississippi has been home to Mississippi KIDS COUNT since January 2020.  KIDS COUNT grantees, supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, continue to be a reliable source of data for more than 30 years.

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