San Diego County Report Card on Children and Families
The 2009 edition of the Report Card was released by the County Board of Supervisors on February 9, 2010. Supervisor Dianne Jacob and Supervisor Greg Cox introduced the agenda item releasing the Report Card to the Board of Supervisors. This new Report Card provides trend and comparative data illustrating the health and well-being of our children and families in the domains of health, education, welfare, and economic support. This Report Card will contain two new economic indicators added to better reflect the economic welfare of our county: use of Food Stamps and Poverty at 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. In addition we assess progress on previous recommendations for change, showing local successes. In response to community requests, the maps show data in more specific local detail.
The 2009 Report Card shows that progress was made for 14 indicators, including health coverage, oral health, school achievement, Food Stamps, child abuse, domestic violence and injuries. San Diego County performance is better than both California and the nation for rates of infant mortality, child mortality, breastfeeding, immunization, enrollment in early care and education, health coverage, and poverty. The Report Card also points out the need for increased efforts to reduce youth substance abuse, youth drinking and driving, and to increase rates of prenatal care. Please click the link to
download the 2009 San Diego County Report Card and the Executive Summary. For further information please contact Project Director, Paula Ingrum .
Children's Initiative and County Board of Supervisors Chairman Greg Cox
and Vice Chairwoman Dianne Jacob released the 2007 San Diego County
Report Card on Children and Families on February 4, 2008. The new and
revised Report Card documents the status of 25 leading indicators of
child health and well-being and makes recommendations for program and
policy change in San Diego. The Report Card has been honored with a
2009 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties and a
Certificate of Merit from the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce as
a finalist for Most Innovative Product. The next edition of the Report
Card is in progress and the planned release date is January 15, 2010.
2007 Report Card found that San Diego County performs better than the
state and national averages on immunization, early care and education,
and child poverty. Progress is shown in health coverage, injuries, and
reading achievement. The Report Card underscores the need for increased
efforts to reduce low birthweight births, youth-involved alcohol and
drug related crashes, and childhood mortality. Please click the link to
download the 2007 San Diego County Report Card and the Executive Summary. For further information please contact Project Director, Paula Ingrum.