California Ranks 41st in Children’s Well-Being, According to Report
California ranks 41st among all U.S. states and the District of Columbia in children's well-being, according to a report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Sacramento Bee's "Capitol Alert" reports.
The report found that California ranks:
- 29th in children's health;
- 39th in children's education;
- 42nd in children's "family and community;" and
- 46th in children's economic well-being (Walters, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 6/24).
Compared with 2012, the state this year has lower rankings for health and economic well-being, while it has a higher education ranking and the same family and community ranking, according to the report (Harrington, Contra Costa Times, 6/24).
CommentTed Lempert -- president of children's advocacy group Children Now -- said that the report "shows California leaders aren't giving enough attention to the fundamental issues undermining our children's -- and our state's -- success," adding, "It's a misprioritization problem" ("Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 6/24). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.