The 24th annual Indiana Youth Institute’s Kids Count Data Book was released Monday. The data tool measures the well-being of Hoosier children.
The report is one of the first to take a comprehensive look at the rise in vaping among teens.
The Indiana Youth Institute has hosted The Because KIDS COUNT conference for the past sixteen years.
An annual report finds children in Indiana fell to 35th when it comes to health rankings.
The report cites 2015 statistics that show the county is higher than Indiana's average and the national average.
The annual Kids Count Data Book highlights the fact that Indiana's infant mortality rate is closely tied to the decisions of Hoosier mothers.
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.