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Tennessee Solidifies Gains in Child Well-Being

Tennessee is making a marked improvement in several areas of child well-being, ranking 35th in
the 2018 KIDS COUNT® Data Book released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The state’s overall ranking is
composed of four domain ranks: economic well-being, education, health and family and community. Each domain is made up of four measures.

Tennessee achieved its highest rank, 27th, in the health domain. Other rankings were 33rd in economic well-being, 35th
in education and 38th in family and community. The state improved on one or more measures in all the domains except health.

The KIDS COUNT Data Book provides a picture of where Tennessee is and where it needs to focus more attention, and it provides data to inform changes states may want to make for improvements in the future. The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth is the KIDS COUNT Tennessee state affiliate. The 2018 KIDS COUNT® Data Book is available online.