Children and young adults need a lot of support—from family, community, and school—to thrive. 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.

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DC Kids Count is powered by DC Action and provides the best available data to measure and track the well-being of our District’s children and young adults. Research for DC Kids Count is funded in part by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The findings and conclusions presented are those of DC Action’s alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Foundation.