The 2021 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book examines data disaggregated by race/ethnicity, the impacts of systemic racial injustice on children and families, and solutions to advance racial equity so that every child can thrive. The 31st edition of this publication also features the latest data on 17 measures of child well-being, showing whether outcomes for children across the Commonwealth have improved, worsened, or stayed the same over a five-year period.

At the virtual press conference, Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, is joined by state legislators, community partners, and youth including: Ryan Sadler, president, Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare; State Senator Gerald Neal; State Representative Killian Timoney; Karina Barillas, executive director, La Casita Center; Anita Rodriguez, high school junior; Eltuan Dawson, Peer Network Member, True Up; Dale Robinson, co-founder, Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation; and, Shamitha Kuppala, high school senior.

View the data book, press release, and detailed data for every Kentucky county at

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