Nearly 1 in 5 families with children living in the District of Columbia are worried about paying their rent or making their next mortgage payment, according to Kids, Families and COVID-19: Pandemic Pain Points and the Urgent Need to Respond.
This 2020 DC Kids Count report explores many health and safety measures of child and youth well-being, in five areas: birth outcomes, access to insurance and care, adolescent health, nutrition, and policing.
Wards 7 and 8 have only four grocery stores between them (up from three in 2018), meaning that each grocery store serves tens of thousands of people. This is double any other ward of the District.
By Luis Chavez | I’m a Parent Resource Worker at Mary’s Centers home visiting program where we provide materials and developmental support to new and expecting moms in the District.
By Michal Young, MD | A significant racial disparity exists among the certified lactation consultants for the District. We’re working with the Department of Health to increase the number of racial and ethnic minorities to better mirror our population.