Illinois Risk and Reach Webinar


When:  Apr 30, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (CT)

The CS3 team will be joined by Dr. Cristina Pacione-Zayas, Director of Policy at Erikson Institute on Tuesday, April 30 at 1pm for an hour long webinar. Participants will be introduced to the Illinois Risk and Reach Project and explore how they can use the data in their work. This webinar is meant for early childhood collaboration members.

The Illinois Risk and Reach Project is a set of data tools that includes a comprehensive early childhood focused report and interactive website compiling analysis of child well-being indicated in relation to state investments in three domains: family stability, health, and early care and education. Data are visualized through tables and maps in three categories:

  • “Risk,” an analysis of a distinct number of indicators representing risk factors that affect child wellbeing and development;
  • “Reach,” an analysis of the availability and distribution of publicly funded early childhood programs and services by geography (such as county, legislative district, etc.);
  • Budget analysis of birth through five publicly-funded programs and services comparing the most recent fiscal years.

The report (available in March 2019) will be a catalyst for dialogue and action that advances greater equity for Illinois children and prompts inquiry into how state resources can be distributed more effectively.

To register, click here