Annie E. Casey Foundation
DATES OF FUNDING:
Spero M. Manson, Ph.D.
CENTER STAFF INVOLVED:
Spero Manson, PhD; Denise Middlebrook, Ph.D.
SPECIFIC AIMS/RESEARCH GOALS:
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is the country’s largest private charitable trust concerned exclusively with the health and well-being of children and families. Recognizing that state-level responsiveness to relevant programming needs generally falls below expectations, in 1995 the Foundation funded a major program in each of the 50 states to develop and disseminate child/family health “report cards”. This program, referred to as “KIDS COUNT”—a double entendre, referring both to children as social capital as well as the procedures employed to inform the report cards—has had remarkable success in focusing funding and advocacy at the local level. However, the Foundation soon realized that Indian and Native communities, by virtue of their typically rural, isolated status, were inadequately represented in this process.
Thus, the Annie E. Casey Foundation let a grant to the NCAIANMHR for two purposes: 1) to organize and convene a national conference involving Foundation KIDS COUNT grantees working in states with significant Indian/Native populations, and administrative functionaries as well as tribal representatives to initiate partnerships necessary to address this problem; and 2) to develop and disseminate a KIDS COUNT resource directory specific to data and agencies that could inform local efforts to include Indian/Native status and trends in their report cards.
KIDS COUNT RESOURCE DIRECTORY
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