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Florida ranked 40th in health well-being of children, according to the 2019 Kids Count profile.
Florida Kids Count

The well-being of Florida’s children is getting worse, according to a report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Despite improvements in education and economic well-being, the report shows that there are other indicators where Florida declined, leading the state’s overall ranking to sink to 37th in the country. This is down from 34th a year earlier.

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A group of local organizations is hosting a town hall meeting this weekend to encourage participation in the 2020 Census.

Florida KIDS COUNT, the State Innovation Exchange and Organize Florida will host the meeting on Saturday on the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida.

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Following statewide expansions of insurance programs, more kids than ever have access to health care, according to the latest Florida Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

But the report’s authors are concerned that could change if children are undercounted in the 2020 census.

Florida Kids Count

By most indications the economy has improved a lot over the past five years, but some Florida children aren’t reaping the benefits.

Between 2011 and 2016 the number of children living in poverty in the state decreased by nearly four percent. Still, one in five children live in poverty, and the number of children who are living in high poverty areas went up by nearly a percent, according to the latest Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

According to a new report, children's health in Florida has improved overall, but is still lagging behind when compared to other states.

The latest Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that childhood poverty and family unemployment were major factors behind Florida's rank of 37th in the country for child well-being.