Last year, Orange County saw 123,620 children living in poverty. Poverty is linked to negative conditions such as inadequater nutrition, food insecurity, substandard housing, homelessness, and unsafe neighborhoods. What is being done to nourish and protect our most at-risk, vulnerable demographic? In honor and support of National Nutrition Awareness Month (March) and Child Abuse Prevention Month (April), our Advocacy Committee is bringing the leading expert, Lisa Burke, on Orange County's community indicators. Burke will give an informative presentation covering the 22nd Annual Report on the Conditions of Children in Orange County, which is sponsored by the O.C. Children's Partership and measures 27 indicators of well-being across four focus areas: Good Health, Economic Well Being, Educational Achievement, and Safe Homes and Communities. This report uses data on children, youth, and families to measure progress, shine a light on what needs to be done, and celebrates the victories Orange County has made on the path to a healthier community. Burke has consulted for the Children and Families Commission of Orange County, and other clients include the Orange County United Way, University of California, Irvine, Orange County Transportation Authority, Orange County Care Coordination Collaborative for Kids, and the OC STEM Initiative. She is an excellent presenter with a wealth of knowledge and will leave you inspired to take action in support of our community's children.
There will be time at the end of the presentation for a Q & A session.
Please consider reading the report before the event and coming with a point of interest or inquiry to better expand our understanding of the Conditions of Children.
To read the report, visit http://www.ochealthinfo.com/phs/about/family/occp/report/
For further reading on the conditions of all people, the 2016 Orange County Community Indicators Report can be found here.
JLOCC Members: Note this is a PDI Point Event
• Actives = 3
• Provisionals = 2 (project points category)