The 2016 national Kids Count data book shows health outcomes for Indiana children are improving.
In the 2014 edition of KIDS Count, Indiana ranked 27th in children’s overall well-being.
According to a report from the Indiana Youth Institute and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the state has more children living in poverty than it did in 2008.
Hoosier kids are healthier according to various indices, but 23 percent still live below the federal poverty level.
Bartholomew County's child poverty rate rose to 22 percent in 2010.
Experts say the recession is not solely responsible for the increase in child poverty in Indiana.