Notes from 2017 KIDS COUNT in Colorado!: Our process

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 2, 2017

kidscount2This year’s KIDS COUNT report delves into disparities in child well-being based on race and ethnicity in an effort to shine a light on issues where our state can and must do better at creating equitable opportunities for children. In an effort to raise up the voices of the people behind the numbers, we spent time last fall traveling to four communities across the state and holding conversations about child well-being data, disaggregated by race and ethnicity, with parents, youth, community leaders and elders.

Through these conversations, community members in the San Luis Valley, La Plata County, Morgan County and Denver graciously shared their deep knowledge about the factors—whether local, statewide, or national—that contribute to the disparities we see in children’s well-being. Although the wisdom of Coloradans provided through these conversations is too vast to be contained in the pages of the report, the insights and input of these parents, grandparents, youth and community leaders guided the indicators we selected to include in this year’s report, while also providing rich context that helped enhance our understanding of the data. Read more about what surfaced in these community conversations in the 2017 edition of KIDS COUNT in Colorado!

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit