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