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Below is our growing collection of research and data inspiring and informing our work. We have found many thought partners - local researchers, universities, worldwide publications, grantees - who are striving to improve the lives of families and we are excited to link to their important work.

What We've Found

This website displays statistics about neighborhood safety from a period national survey. Relevant facts from the 2011/2012 data: In California, 18.3% of parents (range for estimate: 15.5% - 21.1%) reported that they never or only sometimes feel that their children are safe in their neighborhood or community. Among families with incomes below...

This is the annual official national report on homelessness produced by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Key facts include: In January 2015, a total of 22,582 individuals in families with children (including 12,789 children) were counted in California, representing 20% of all homeless individuals in the state. In Santa...

Most recent statistics on the prevalence of food insecurity in California, based on data from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS). Also includes participation data for government nutrition programs (CalFresh/SNAP, school meals and summer meals, WIC, Child and Adult Care Food Program). Data also available by county.

This report, part of CHCF's Almanac series, looks at the state's uninsured population after the first year of full implementation of the Affordable Care Act. In California, implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) helped lower the uninsured rate from 16% in 2013 to 11% in 2014. However, the latest edition of California's Uninsured finds...

Families in poverty or near poverty are most likely to require family support and assistance meeting basic needs. This California poverty fact sheet is updated when new data for the California Poverty Measure (CPM) are produced by PPIC and the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality. In 2013, the most recent year for which CPM data are...

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