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Resources from Chat About Children Ep. 8

How can families teach their kids fire safety and prevent lead poisoning? What effects do secondhand smoke and vaping have on young people? Experts in fire safety, lung health, and lead poisoning prevention discuss these questions and more during Episode 8 of Chat About Children, “Critical Areas in Childhood Prevention: What Everyone Needs to Know.” …

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County Profiles assign risk indicators in 16 areas of well-being

Download County Risk Profiles for each county in Mississippi, using data from Mississippi’s 2021 Risk & Reach Report. A risk indicator (1=low risk; 4=high risk) is assigned for each of 16 factors in these categories: Economic, Health, Education, and Family and Community. Each fact-sheet is a print-ready PDF.
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CFM report pinpoints areas where Mississippi children most need resources

The Children’s Foundation is pleased to release Mississippi’s Risk & Reach Report: Opportunities for Children, Youth and Communities, the first-ever report of its kind on the status of Mississippi’s approximately 771,800 children and youth. It identifies the needs (“risks”) of children and youth as well as the available opportunities (“reach”) in each of Mississippi’s 82 …

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5th Annual MS Legislative Count Down Calendar Shared with Legislators

On the first day of the 2021 Mississippi legislative session, we were excited to place on the desk of each Mississippi legislator the 5th annual MS Legislative Count Down Calendar. The calendar provides a page for each day of the session with data and information that impact the children of Mississippi. Thank you to Senator …

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[New Report] Kids, Families and COVID-19: Pandemic Pain Points and the Urgent Need to Respond

Mississippi KIDS COUNT, the research component of the Children’s Foundation of Mississippi, is participating in the national release of this report. It shares crucial new data about how Mississippi children and their families are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, and strategies to meet their urgent needs.
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Join us for Forum for the Future!

January 12th, 20209:00AM – 2:30PM We’re excited to be partnering on this upcoming virtual event with the Mississippi Early Learning Alliance (MELA) and the Child Health and Development Project: Mississippi Thrive! Registration is now open for Forum for the Future: Communicating about the Early Years. REGISTER HERE
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Untapped Potential – Virtual Summit on Childcare Event Recap

The report “Untapped Potential” notes that “childcare is a two-generation workforce issue, crucial for our workforce of today and workforce of tomorrow.”  In February 2020, when the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation released a report indicating that Mississippi loses $673 million annually due to childcare breakdowns, it was important that, as Chamber partners, the Children’s …

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Untapped Potential: Economic Impact of Mississippi Childcare Virtual Summit Sept. 29, 2 p.m. – Register Now

Quality childcare has never been more critical than it is today in Mississippi. As the state looks to recover from the impact of COVID-19, accessibility to quality, early education and childcare will play a significant role for our state’s employers and employees. The Mississippi Economic Council, along with the Children’s Foundation of Mississippi, will host …

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2020 Household Pulse Survey, Mississippi Results: Food Insecurity

This is the second in the Children’s Foundation of Mississippi series of blog posts to spotlight how our children and families are faring during the COVID pandemic. The results of this national survey measure the ‘pulse’ of U.S. households on a number of topics including: loss of employment income and anticipated loss of income; food …

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2020 Household Pulse Survey, Mississippi Results: Healthcare Delay

Our state is continuing to see how the things we highly value—good health, physical safety, thriving communities—are all interwoven with the economy. The hallmark of an economy that really works is that it works for people. With each passing week, families are reminded just how important it is to know that incomes will be stable …

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