Fact Sheet Five Steps Child Advocates Can Take to Expand Access to State Data
Kathryn L.S. Pettit, Rob Pitingolo
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Child advocacy organizations have proven the value of using data to make the case for policies and programs to improve the lives of children and families. Data sharing and use have advanced over the past few years, but communities can still do more. Child advocacy organizations and state governments can leverage open data to improve the lives of children and families. This fact sheet outlines five actionable steps that child and family advocates can take to expand access to state data to advance their missions.

Read the related fact sheet for state governments and the research brief with additional details on this topic.

Research Areas Families Children and youth
Tags Family and household data Children's health and development Child welfare
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center
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