Community Leaders to Examine Issues Facing Kids in Montrose County

Thursday discussion to explore child health and education issues.

Contact: Tara Manthey
Title: Communications Director
Phone: (720) 256-1312
Email: tara@coloradokids.org

Community Leaders to Examine Issues Facing Kids in Montrose County

Thursday discussion to explore child health and education issues.

PRESS ADVISORY

April 21st, 2014

Community leaders will examine health and education issues facing local children in a community discussion April 24 in Montrose in partnership with Hilltop Tri-County Resources. To start the conversation, the Colorado Children’s Campaign, Colorado’s leading voice for kids, will present statewide and county-specific data on child well-being from its 2014 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report.

The annual KIDS COUNT report provides statewide and county-by-county data on a range of factors impacting child health, education and overall well-being. The goal of the KIDS COUNT report is to provide a clearer picture of how kids across Colorado—and locally—are faring and to provide local leaders and those interested in improving the lives of kids with the county-specific data and analysis they need to better serve children.

In this year’s report, Montrose County ranked 20 out of the 25 most populous counties in Colorado for overall child well-being, down two spots in the rankings from 2012. The Child Well-Being Index includes 12 key indicators in the areas of health, education and family and economic indicators. Indicators where Montrose County showed the greatest need for improvement compared to other counties across the state were the uninsured rate, infant mortality and births to women without a high school diploma or GED.

The free event is co-sponsored by Hilltop Tri-County Resources. There will also be a presentation by Colorado Succeeds on the importance of the Colorado Academic Standards and preparing all Colorado students for college and careers.

WHAT: Colorado Children’s Campaign Presentation and Discussion

WHERE: Department of Health and Human Services, 1845 South Townsend, Montrose

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 24, 2014

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About Colorado Children's Campaign


The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonpartisan, nonprofit research and advocacy organization focused on improving the quality of and expanding access to child health, K-12 education and early childhood experiences. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Tara Manthey at (720) 256-1312 or email Tara at tara@coloradokids.org.