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2014 Results for Child Well-Being

Governor Hogan and childrenThe 2014 Results for Child Well-Being report marks the latest edition in one of the longest-running State child outcomes reports in the nation.  This report serves to further the Governor’s Office for Children’s mission of promoting the well-being of Maryland’s children, youth, and families through data-driven policies and collective solutions and has evolved to provide analysis on emerging trends in both child well-being and the changing landscape of childhood. Using a Results-Based Accountability™ framework, Maryland has chosen to focus on eight Results which describe the general well-being of Maryland’s children and families and measures progress in realizing these Results by tracking quantifiable proxies for success called “indicators”.

In an effort to improve the link between the Results for Child Well-Being report and the many other child-focused reports produced by Maryland State agencies each year, we have created a set of companion pages on our website.  Throughout these pages, you will find links not only to source information but also to additional reports on each of the indicators, as well as jurisdictional data where available. In addition, over the course of the next year, the Governor’s Office for Children will continue to make changes and improvements to the collection and distribution of child well-being data through the use of the Results Scorecard software.

We hope you find this year’s report useful and informative as we continue to improve our ability to track and improve upon the well-being of Maryland’s children and families.

Table of Contents

Result Indicators
Babies Born Healthy
Healthy Children
Children Enter School Ready to Learn
Children are Successful in School
Youth Will Complete School
Youth Have Opportunities for Employment or Career Readiness
Communities are Safe for Children, Youth, and Families
Families are Safe and Economically Stable