University of Illinois Urbana‑Champaign

Risk and Reach Report

Cover of the Illinois Risk and Reach Report showing baby with hoodie looking up

The Illinois Risk and Reach Report provides county-by-county data on the well-being of young children in the areas of family stability, health, and early care and education. The report offers a set of data tools including interactive maps to inform an analysis of child well-being indicators in relation to state investments in these three areas.

Two reports, based on 2019 and 2016 data, are presented in table and map forms in three categories:

Risk — An accounting of 15 indicators representing risk factors affecting child well-being and development.

Reach — An analysis of the availability and distribution of 17 publicly funded programs and services by geographic area.

Fiscal Scan — A comparative report of public investments for families with young children over time.

In addition, a Prenatal to Three Supplement to the most recent Risk and Reach Report has been released. This supplement is designed to provide data that can help advance policies and resource distribution to strengthen the state’s prenatal-to-three system of care. 

The Illinois Risk and Reach Report is a collaboration among Erikson Institute, IECAM, and Voices for Illinois Children.