FAMILIES!
NATIONAL DATA
Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)-  monitors priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults. The YRBSS includes a national school-based survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Data is collected every two years from America's high school students (public schools).
 
 
KANSAS YRBS
Kansas YRBS- Coordinated school health (CSH) is a powerful approach to recognizing and addressing the close relationship between health and learning.  Healthy students make better learners and better learners make healthy communities.
 
 
FISCAL CONDITIONS AND TRENDS, OFFICE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Kansas County Fiscal Conditions and Trends Reports-  Prepares custom county reports showing county government budget trends from 1999 to 2007. Includes 34 categories of actual expenditures and 21 actual revenue categories from data extracted from county budget documents. Updated annually.
 
 
KANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL REPORTS K-12
K-12 School Reports-  provides information for any county, organization (i.e. school district), or school in the state of Kansas. Among the information available are: school/district addresses, email addresses, homepage addresses, administrators, enrollment, dropouts, graduates, staff, vocational education enrollment, violence, crime, suspensions, expulsions, attendance rate, advanced science, advanced math, algebraic mastery, schedule, student improvement plans, staff development, student satisfaction, salaries, certified teachers, noncertified teachers, inclement weather dates, and accreditation information.
 
 
HHS COMMUNITY HEALTH STATUS INDICATORS
Community Health Status Indicators Report-  The goal of Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) is to provide an overview of key health indicators for local communities and to encourage dialogue about actions that can be taken to improve a community’s health.
 
 
KU INSTITUTE OF POLICY AND SOCIAL RESEARCH
The Institute for Policy Social Research-  brings together social scientists from a broad range of disciplines to pursue and conduct sponsored research at the international, national, regional, state, and local levels. IPSR affiliated faculty represent disciplines such as economics, education, environmental studies, geography, political science, public administration, social welfare, sociology, and urban planning.
 
 
KANSAS KIDS COUNT
Kids Count-  a joint project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Kansas Action for Children - provides statistical data on the education, health and economic well-being of Kansas children and their families. Utilizing KIDS COUNT data allows policymakers and community leaders to make data-driven decisions that will provide a better future for our state’s youngest citizens.
 
 
CONNECT KANSAS
Connect Kansas-  Supporting Communities That Care is about:
* Strengthening communities as places where children and youth are safe, connected to others, and supported by concerned, involved, and responsible adults
* Ensuring the hopes and dreams that we have for our children will come true
* Preventing problems before young people become statistics
* Developing thoughtful public policy and investing resources in ways that achieve meaningful results
* Supporting active, sustained citizen participation, community-wide ownership of issues, and local action tailored to local needs
 
 
KANSAS HEALTH INSTITUTE
Kansas Health Institute- is an independent, nonprofit health policy and research organization based in Topeka, Kansas. Established in 1995 with a multi-year grant from the Kansas Health Foundation, the Kansas Health Institute conducts research and policy analysis on issues that affect the health of Kansans.
 
 
KDHE DATA LINKS
Kansas Department of Health and Environment- is working to prevent chronic disease, injury and premature death... improving the quality of life for all Kansans
 
 
AMERICA’S CHILDREN: NATIONAL IDICATORS OF WELLBEING
America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being-  provides annual updates on the well-being of children and families in the United States across a range of domains. A more detailed report alternates every other year with a condensed version that highlights selected indicators.