The County Board of Supervisors and the Children’s Initiative released the 2011 San Diego County Report Card on Children and Families on February 28, 2012. The newest Report Card tells us how our children and families are faring in the domains of health, education, welfare, and economic support. As a widely accepted guide for program and policy development in San Diego County, the Report Card provides not only trend and comparative data, but best practices for prevention and intervention, and specific recommendations for improving progress in San Diego County. This Report Card expands its coverage and information with a section on the Health and Human Services Agency groundbreaking community health initiative, Live Well! San Diego.
This Report Card also introduces a new feature that expands its scope and usefulness. This edition introduces feature boxes that highlight emerging trends --- issues that may not yet have robust data, but that warrant attention. These feature boxes include the plight of our military families, preterm elective deliveries, chronic absence, disproportionate minority contact and children exposed to domestic violence among others.
The 2011 Report Card shows that we are making progress with 13 indicators, including births to teens, obesity, school achievement, youth using alcohol, juvenile arrests and probation, DUI-related crashes, nutrition assistance, health coverage, child abuse, unintentional injuries and infant mortality. The data also indicate that more work needs to be done to increase rates of immunization increase dental care, improve school attendance and reduce childhood poverty and domestic violence. For further information please contact Project Director, Paula Ingrum.