2024 KIDS COUNT in Delaware FOCUS on Public Policy

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University of Delaware Center for Community Research and Service, Newark, DE
Similar to previous editions of our annual Fact Book, the 2024 KIDS COUNT in Delaware FOCUS on Public Policy provides an overview of child well-being in Delaware and reports on select indicators across the four traditionally reported categories of health, education, economic security, and family/community. This year's edition of the FOCUS book describes the relationship between data, policy, and leadership and details the interconnection of decisions we make at the polls to outcomes children experience. Specific examples are shared of how public policy enacted by former and current leaders impact the lives of children and their families as shown in data. It also offers lessons learned which can be utilized in future decision making. This edition suggests questions that individuals can ask candidates running for office, to better understand their priorities with respect to Delaware's youngest.