The Council on Children and Families coordinates New York's health, education and human services systems as a means to provide more effective systems of care for children and families.

2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book

In New York, child well-being improves in health and education

The 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book revealed that New York children experienced improvement or remained the same in 12 of the 16 measures of child well-being.  Currently, 98 in 100 children in New York have health insurance. Another notable improvement was a drop in the percent of teens ages 12 to 17 who abused alcohol or drugs in the past year (dropped three percentage points from 8% to 5%).  Read the full report