• Expand Healthy Kids Dental to all kids

    Michigan needs to expand Healthy Kids Dental to all counties. As of Oct. 1, all but three counties will be included in this public-private partnership with Delta Dental.

    There are 600,000 children in the eligible counties and 400,000 in the uncovered counties of Wayne, Oakland and Kent. Those areas have large population of children of color. 

     Fact sheet | Blog | Budget Brief

  • Important wins, some losses, in state budget

    The Michigan Legislature finalized the budget for the year that begins Oct. 1 and, despite grappling with revenue projections that were nearly $300 million lower than January estimates, there were a number of important wins for low- and moderate-income families and children.

    Budget summary | Budget Briefs page

  • 25th edition: KIDS COUNT Data Book

    In the 25 years since the launch of the first KIDS COUNT Data Book, fewer Michigan teens are having babies and fewer children and teens die each year. During the same period, however, the number of children living in poverty dramatically worsened and Michigan tumbled in education rankings.

    Report | News release | Michigan information

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    Mapping the Facts

    Would you like to learn more about what is happening in your county?

    Click on the map on the left then select any individual county from the larger map to bring up a fact sheet with information about poverty, health insurance coverage, unemployment, government assistance participation, income, and more.

    Mapping the Facts (Updated July 2014)

    What’s New

    Deary Lannoye | Mayor Hopewell | Robert KleineDec. 9 Blog: Unemployment drama redux

    July 22 Statement: Affordable Care Act ruling likely to have no impact
    July 22 Report: 25th Edition: KIDS COUNT Data Book
    July 22 Blog: KIDS COUNT at 25!
    July 17 Blog: ‘Double up food bucks’ help families stay healthy, stretch budget
    July 14 Budget Brief: H
    uman Services Budget Reflects Continuing Steep Caseload Declines
    July 11 Budget Brief: Postsecondary Education Budgets Take Good Step, But University Tuition Remains Unaffordable