Voices for Illinois Children has released its 2019 Illinois KIDS COUNT Report. This report evaluates the state of Illinois children within four domains: Socioeconomics, Education, Health and Safety, and Housing.
The report contains 14 recommendations including:
- Ensuring the minimum wage keeps up with inflation
- Increasing funding to school districts using the evidence-based funding formula
- Providing training to doctors to better understand social causes of health inequalities
- Encouraging counties and municipalities to increase the stock of affordable housing
IECAM project coordinator Dawn Thomas assisted with early drafts of this report.