May 28, 2022

Reference: New Online Database Tracks Wellbeing of U.S. Children

A new interactive database from Brandeis University:

The Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy (ICYFP) at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management has launched the first nationally comprehensive, interactive online database for tracking and analyzing the wellbeing and equity of U.S. children across racial and ethnic groups. 

The site,, allows users to create customized profiles, rankings and maps that make data visual, accessible and understandable.

It is supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), in partnership with the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University.

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On, users can create customized profiles, rankings and maps that make data about vulnerable children visual and digestible. For the America Healing community, this new tool can help make the case for the important efforts led by communities across the country. Site visitors can drill down into specific structural factors that influence racial disparities among children, from health, to housing to education.

For many local organizations, being able to examine data for their own and other similarly sized metropolitan areas provides valuable information. But takes local data one step further, offering data at the neighborhood level to provide pinpoint views of the often nuanced inequities present among children of varying racial and ethnic groups.

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