KIDS COUNT is a state and national effort funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track the status of children. The Center on the Family is the state's designated KIDS COUNT grantee.

The goal of Hawai‘i KIDS COUNT is to improve the well-being of Hawai‘i's children and their families by increasing public awareness of their conditions and serving as a catalyst for positive actions on their behalf. Hawai‘i KIDS COUNT:

  • maintains a database of information which accurately describes the status of children in Hawai‘i;
  • monitors the well-being of Hawai‘i's children and families by tracking key indicators over time;
  • develops and disseminates data-based reports on Hawai‘i's children and families to the media, legislators, and public- and private-sector leaders;
  • strengthens the constituency for children through information and training; and
  • links with the national KIDS COUNT network, which provides access to resources, technical expertise, and knowledge of kids in other states.

Hawai‘i KIDS COUNT features a variety of useful resources:

National KIDS COUNT Data Center

This data center includes access to hundreds of indicators of child well-being, including economic status, health, safety, and risk factors. Data are available by state and across states, with smaller geographic breakdowns presented where available. The data center also highlights the status of Hawai‘i's children and youth, with some of the state data provided by the Center on the Family.

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Hawai‘i KIDS COUNT E-Bulletin

Our quarterly e-bulletins provide data and research on Hawai‘i’s children and families, including inks to data sources.

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Subscribe to the KIDS COUNT E-Bulletin

You may subscribe to the E-Bulletin by sending an email to kcadmin@hawaii.edu with the word "Subscribe" in the subject field. Your email address will be kept confidential, and will only be used for disseminating and evaluating the E-Bulletin.

For more information, please contact: 

Ivette Rodriguez Stern, MSW
Project Director
(808) 956-3844

Kathleen Gauci, PhD
Project Coordinator
(808) 956-3760