Black and Latino children in Colorado deserve equal access to resources

Black and Latino children in Colorado deserve the resources to thrive but we don’t currently know whether that’s a reality. Early Milestones Colorado is working to determine the racial inequities among young children and their families. We are exploring factors that help children thrive and are identifying inequities in Health, Early Learning, Family Financial Well-Being, and Child Welfare.

The Goals of the Project

This work will explain both the “what” and the “why” by focusing on how structural racism and resource constraints create inequities. We will highlight areas of opportunity and where changes in access and quality could influence child outcomes.

Health Equity Statistics

  • 18% of Latino children were reported to have poor to good overall oral health, compared to 12% of White children.
  • 86% of Latino children had seen a health professional in the last year, compared to 93% of White children.

Coming Soon! Latino Children's Health and Health Care in Colorado: Findings from the National Survey of Children's Health

Our first findings on equity in children’s health will be available soon. This new report examines health and health care inequities between white and Latino children between 0 to 8 years old in Colorado.

Research Webinar: Examining Latino Children's Health and Health Care in Colorado

In this webinar, Dr. Laura Freeman Cenegy, Senior Researcher at Early Milestones, presents findings from the first part of The Racial Equity Project. Dr. Freeman Cenegy is joined by panelists Annie Lee, President and CEO of Colorado Access, and Julissa Soto, Founder and CEO of Latino Health Equity Consulting. Available in Spanish.

The National Survey of Children's Health Data Release

The latest data from The National Survey of Children’s Health, including screener and topical data and input files, special geographic files, and an interactive data query.


This work was made possible by grant funding from Gary Community Ventures.