Research About Children's Health and Well Being
The first-ever "California Index of Child and Youth Well Being" shows a consistent pattern of improvement in how children have fared over the last decade, but warns that the present economic recession could undermine and possibly even reverse those gains. The index is based on data from kidsdata.org, which recently expanded to offer data on children's health and well being for all cities, counties, and school districts in California.
Reports on Children (2007)
The Foundation has been a primary supporter of reports in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties that track indicators of children's health and well being.
Area Parents Concerned About Kids' Emotional Health (2007)
For the second year in a row, Bay Area parents have put their children's emotional health at the top of their worry list, highlighting a less-recognized yet crucial aspect of children's well-being. In a wide-ranging survey, parents across economic, geographic and racial/ethnic lines indicated that on a day-to-day basis stress, depression, weight, and the fallout from family conflict outrank other concerns about their children's health.
- Also see: 2005 Poll of Bay Area Parents
Area Survey: Children's Health Top Concern
The well being of children and education and the schools outrank 11 other issues as chief concerns for local residents, regardless of their parental status, gender, ethnicity, income level, or political affiliation. More than seven in 10 Bay Area respondents (71 percent) report being "extremely concerned" about the well being of children, according to a survey commissioned by the foundation.
Dental Health: The 2007 Check-Up for Santa Clara & San Mateo
Cultural Competency (2006)