KIDS COUNT Data Center
The new KIDS COUNT Data Center, launched in January 2008, contains more than 100 measures of child well-being, including the 10 measures used in the National Annual KIDS COUNT Data Book. The Data Center includes the most recent data available on Education, Employment and Income, Poverty, Health, Basic Demographics, and Youth Risk Factors for the U.S., all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and features data for the 50 largest U.S. cities. Depending on availability, three to five years of trend data is currently available for most indicators. This easy-to-use, powerful online database allows you to generate custom reports for a geographic area (Profiles) or to compare geographic areas on a topic (Ranking, Maps, and Line Graphs).
Data on New Hampshire children and families at the county-level can be found on the Kids Count Data Center.
United States Census Bureau
The Census Bureau will let you search for demographic facts and figures on households, geographic areas, business, and a huge array of topics. The American Community Survey fills in the gaps between each ten-year census, and allows you to get numbers at the county and community level in many cases.
Child Trends Data Bank
The Child Trends Data Bank has the latest national trends and research on over 100 key indicators of child and youth wellbeing, with new indicators added each month.
New Hampshire Child Advocacy Network Partners
You can access a wide variety of child-serving organizations through the partners of NH CAN.
Children's Health and Wellness
National Survey of Children’s Health
The National Survey of Children's Health maintains an online National Data Center containing a treasure trove of state-level information.
Kaiser Family Foundation
A leader in health policy and
Kaiser Family Foundation is a
non-profit, private operating foundation
focusing on the major health care issues
facing the U.S., with a growing role in
Families USA is dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.
The American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics is dedicated to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and wellbeing for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Family Economic Security and Success
Spotlight on Poverty & Opportunity
Created by several prominent national Foundations, Spotlight has invited the presidential candidates to answer five questions concerning poverty and economic opportunity. In order to stimulate a national dialogue on poverty and opportunity, the Spotlight website offers current press coverage, commentary and debate, and the policy options. Recent reports, analyses, and data on poverty and opportunity will be profiled on the site and readily available to policy makers and thought leaders.
National Center for Children and Poverty
The National Center for Children in Poverty Web site includes data reports on NH's demographics, economic conditions and policies affecting poor children and families.
Economic Policy Institute
The Economic Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy.
Coalition for Human Needs
The Coalition on Human Needs is an alliance of national organizations working together to promote public policies that address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable people.
Center for Law and Social Policy
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is a national nonprofit that works to improve the lives of low-income people. CLASP’s mission is to improve the economic security, educational and workforce prospects, and family stability of low-income parents, children, and youth and to secure equal justice for all.
Child Safety and Wellbeing
National Council of Juvenile and Family
Since its founding in 1937 by a group of judges dedicated to improving the effectiveness of the nation's juvenile courts, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has pursued a mission to improve courts and systems practice and raise awareness of the core issues that touch the lives of many of our nation's children and families.
Child Welfare League
CWLA is an association of nearly 800 public and private nonprofit agencies that assist more than 3.5 million abused and neglected children and their families each year with a range of services.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
The Child Welfare Information Gateway includes resources about child maltreatment, including definitions, signs and symptoms, statistics and prevalence, types of child abuse and neglect, risk and protective factors, the impact on individuals and society, and child fatalities.
Education and Early Learning
National Alliance for Excellence in
The mission of the Alliance for Excellent Education is to promote high school transformation to make it possible for every child to graduate prepared for postsecondary education and success in life.
Center on Education Policy
The Center on Education Policy is a national, independent advocate for public education and for more effective public schools.
Brown Center on Education
at the Brookings Institute
The purpose of the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings is to examine the problems of the American education system and to help delineate practical solutions. Most of the Center’s research has focused on the elementary and secondary levels, but its agenda is expanding to consider related challenges for higher education as well.
National Institute for Early Education
You can connect to a variety of advocacy tools and resources under the Get Active page.
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The Frameworks Institute
The mission of the
FrameWorks Institute is to advance the
nonprofit sector's communications capacity
by identifying, translating and modeling
relevant scholarly research for framing the
public discourse about social problems.
will help you write press releases, media
advisories, and become more savvy when
developing relationships with the press.
A Goodman is a communications consulting
firm that helps public interest groups,
foundations, and progressive businesses
reach more people more effectively. They
also have a free newsletter with