This analysis offers a survey of state-level race/ethnicity data available for indicators of children’s and families’ health and access to health care and services. We have included data indicators for parents/caregivers because parents’ health is closely associated with the health and wellbeing of their children. This overview considers data collected through national and state efforts such as the various census tools and state and federal reporting requirements. It notes, but does not examine, private/proprietary information and is not comprehensive as a result. The goal of this effort was to examine how advocates, policy makers, and implementers define and track progress towards health equity for children in Connecticut and to recommend pathways to making this data more actionable and publicly accessible.
Karen Siegel, Connecticut Voices for Children