​​​​Data Resources

​The Prevention Board is aware that organizations, policymakers, and researchers often need to find data on the well-being of children and their families quickly and efficiently. This is an annotated summary of quality data sources that provide quick access, clear interpretation and the ability to search and sort data related to children and families, their needs, their well-being, and the policies and strategies that support their optimal development.
In the list below is a summary of the source, a link to their website and a link to a PDF with additional information. Since our website doesn't allow for tables be resized when viewing the site on a tablet or phone, a PDF is available for each data source with a table for the indicators and types of data. 

​Comm​​unity Opportunity M​ap​​
The Community Opportunity Map is an interactive tool from Casey Family Programs to highlight community level indicators designed to increase access to available information about communities, specifically drawing attention to environmental and community indicators commonly associated with child maltreatment. Users can select geographic regions from the nation as a whole to individual states, to counties to tribal nations to communities of any size. The map also allows the user to select a custom area of the map and access data for that area. Indicators can also be disaggregated by race and ethnicity.​ County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
The County Health Ranking and Roadmaps is a program of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. It allows users to explore the individual and community factors that influence citizens’ quality and length of life within a state, a county, or a zip code.​
Kids Count Data Center
The KIDS COUNT Data Center is funded by the Anne E. Casey Foundation and draws from more than 50 KIDS COUNT state organizations that provide state and local data, as well publications providing insights into trends affecting child and family well-being. The following data can be sorted by state or national level, year, or format (number vs. percent).​
Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap
This site is managed by the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center housed in Vanderbilt University. The roadmap consists of 12 effective policies and strategies that serve as a guide to state leaders on how to make investments to ensure that all children thrive during the crucial early years of development. The site contains a summary of the roadmap strategies and policies, an overview of progress that states have made in the past year, demographic characteristics for each state, and state-level data on overall health and well being of infants and toddlers and their families that align with one of 8 policy goals that can be attained when the 12 policies and strategies are implemented. ​
State of Babies - Wisconsin
This site contains a state profile of how Wisconsin infants, toddlers and their families are faring in three policy domains: good health, strong families and positive early learning experiences. The site includes demographics, key indicators under each domain, the opportunity to compare those key indicators with the national average, and the presence or lack of related state policies. Multiple indicators can be further sorted by factors such as race/ethnicity, urbanicity, and income. There are also sub-reports on Race, Ethnicity and the Health of Babies, Experiences of Babies in Families with Low-Income and Material Hardship.​
Wisconsin Child Well-Being Indicators Dashboard
The Office of Children’s Mental Health produces this annual dashboard of child-well being indicators for children and youth in Wisconsin. The dashboard includes indicators within four domains and makes a comparison of that indicator with the current national percentage, the Wisconsin baseline percentage, and the current Wisconsin percentage. The dashboard also indicates how much of an improvement or lack of improvement the current data is in comparison to the baseline data.
Wisconsin Risk and Reach
The Wisconsin Risk and Reach Project provides a visual map and information about community risk factors and the reach of publicly funded programs designed to support children and families in all Wisconsin counties and tribal nations. The information and tools available here can be used to assess potential gaps in services by county and across the state. The county is assessed on community risk factors and the reach of publicly funded programs designed to support children and families. Each county is also assigned an “overall risk” score. This cumulative risk value is the average score of all indicators relative to other counties. ​
WISH (Wisconsin Interactive Statistics on Health)
The Department of Health Services maintains the WISH site to provide information about Wisconsin health indicators by allowing the public, policy makers and health professionals to submit queries for data and to receive tables containing that information. The information comes from a variety of protected databases. To learn how to design a query for a specific type of information go to the page for the indicator and click on the “Begin Query” link at the top of the page. To learn more about interpreting the results go to Help: Interpreting Results (https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/wish/interpretation.htm​).​