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KIDS' DASHBOARD

Welcome to the Kids' Dashboard site, where you can find out where Louisiana stands on child well-being issues and how we can all work together to make things better for our children.

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Health Care

Louisiana has a higher-than-average rate of babies born at low birth weight. Find out what we are doing to ensure more babies arrive healthy and full-term.

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Education

In 2011, only 52% of children entered kindergarten ready to learn. Find out what Louisiana is doing to ensure that children are better prepared for school.

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Well-Being

In 2010, an estimated 27% of Louisiana's children lived in poverty. Find out how Louisiana is working to reduce poverty levels and prepare children for a brighter future.

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HEALTH CARE BASELINE CURRENT TARGET TREND
Low Birth-Weight Babies
10.8%
10.7%
7.8%
Childhood Obesity
(based on reported data)
13.6%
13.1%
9.6%
Immunizations: 19-35 Month
81.4%
80.1%
90.0%
Immunizations: 13-17 Year
65.9%
71.0%
80.0%
Asthma-Related Hospitalizations
(per 100,000 children)
204
181
145
EDUCATION BASELINE CURRENT TARGET TREND
Students Will Arrive in Kindergarten Ready to Learn
45.5%
57.1%
70.0%
Students Will Arrive at Fourth Grade On-Time and On-Level
51.5%
57.1%
60.0%
Students Will Graduate On-Time
67.4%
73.5%
80.0%
Youth Placed in Employment or Education
60.9%
67.9%
57.0%
Youth Attainment of Degree or Certification
63.6%
62.3%
52.0%
WELL-BEING BASELINE CURRENT TARGET TREND
Children in Poverty
27.4%
28.6%
21.6%
Child Support Collections
$365.40M
$95.82M
N/A
SNAP Participation Among Eligible Families
82.5%
85.0%
N/A
Absence of Repeat Child Abuse, Neglect or Maltreatment
93.8%
93.4%
94.6%
Adjudicated FINS Youth Under OJJ Supervision
943
824
N/A
Length of Stay in Non-secure, Out-of-home Placements
217 days
204 days
206 days
Recidivism
15.3%
14.3%
N/A