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Why is advocacy important? Without it, Nevada’s children are left behind.

2022 Kids Count Data Book

The 33rd edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT ® Data Book describes how children in America are in the midst of a mental health crisis, struggling with anxiety and depression at unprecedented levels.

This year’s publication continues to present national and state data across four domains — economic well-being, education, health and family and community — and ranks states in overall child well-being. The report includes pre-pandemic figures as well as more recent statistics, and shares the latest information of its kind available.

Areas of Improvement

Nevada improved in several key areas

Reading Below Proficiency Decreased  

The number of fourth graders below reading proficiency was reduced by 9%

Foundation recommendations prioritizing kids’ basic needs.

Children need a solid foundation of nutritious food, stable housing and safe neighborhoods — and their families need financial stability — to foster positive mental health and wellness.

# of 3-and 4-Year Olds Attending School Increased

Nevada numbers increased by 9%

Mental Health Challenges

Effects of the pandemic are still impacting youth and families

Ethnic Disparities Continue

Children of color remain at higher risk for troubling mental health and wellness conditions

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