Last fall and winter, almost 6,000 people participated in a survey to learn about the health and well-being of King County kids and families. The survey closed January 31st. Our data team has been hard at work crunching numbers and analyzing this data, and you’ll hear more about what we learned soon. However, there’s one thing we know already: the groundbreaking new methods we used in the Best Starts for Kids Health Survey lead the nation in ensuring our data reflects the strengths and needs of all King County kids and families.
A nation-wide panel of epidemiologists selected the Best Starts for Kids Health Survey for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) National Award for Outstanding Epidemiology Practice in Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities. Judges selected the Best Starts Evaluation Team’s work from over 900 applications based on its impact on efforts to eliminate health disparities, potential for creating long term change, and overall contribution to public health knowledge. Public Health’s Kristin Moore received the award at the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists’ Annual Conference last week.
Read more at the Best Starts for Kids Blog