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Disconnected Youth: Negative Personal, Social, and Economic Impact

Disconnected youth—teens who are neither enrolled in school nor working—may be more likely than their peers to experience poor health, lower incomes, and unemployment as adults. They are also more likely to become involved in illegal activity and become dependent on public aid. In 2013, disconnected youth cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $27 billion in […]

Data in Action

Data can be a powerful tool to improve the health and well-being of children, families, and communities. Data can be used to assess needs, set priorities, develop action plans, inform programs and policies, track progress, support grant proposals, strengthen advocacy efforts, raise awareness of key issues, and more.

Read examples of how the site has helped others promote children’s health.