Report Shows Wyoming Ranks 50th in Health for Children
Written by Andrew-Rossi on June 21, 2017
While overall child well-being has improved for most kids and families across the country, many Wyoming children are seeing conditions worsen.
The 2017 KIDS COUNT® Data Book released last week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks states based on four domains: economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.
Samin Dadelahi, Chief Operating Officer at the Wyoming Community Foundation, says the state’s health ranking was 48 in last year’s Data Book and is ranked at 50th in the current report. She says part of that drop has been due to the recession that Wyoming has been dealing with for the past couple of years. Mandatory budget cuts have resulted in the loss of jobs that included health benefits for a number of families.
According to this year’s Data Book, Wyoming ranks 11th in economic well-being; 15th in the family and community domain; and 29th in education.