The Illinois Risk and Reach Report is a set of data tools that includes a comprehensive early childhood focused report and interactive website compiling an analysis of child well-being indicators in relation to state investments in three domains: Family Stability, Health, and Early Care and Education.
The Report informs governmental and nongovernmental early childhood stakeholders who make policy and funding decisions. Data are visualized through tables and maps in three categories:
RISK — An analysis of 15 indicators representing risk factors that affect child well-being and development;
REACH — An assessment of the availability and distribution of 17 publicly funded programs and services by geography;
FISCAL SCAN — An analysis of public investments for families with young children comparing the most recent fiscal years.
Staff are still providing virtual presentations upon request and recorded a webinar on health indicators found in the report with a special focus on health disparities and the disparate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color. Learn more.