Kentucky ranks 35th in "Kids Count" ranking of child well-being

Kentucky is one of the nation's bottom 15 states for overall child well-being.

But' that figure is not keeping the state from improving.

The figures come from a Kids Count Report released on Wednesday, ranking states individually in health, education, community and economic well being.

The data book shows that Kentucky children experienced setbacks due to financial instability but there were improvements in the areas of health and education.

The Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program has made great strides in recent years getting eligible children enrolled for Medicaid.

Health officials also hope to relieve the issue of student's being chronically absent at school, and they're doing that by hiring certified school nurses.

If you would like to see more statistics on children in the state of Kentucky, just visit kyyouth.org


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