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N.H. Makes Progress With Well-Being of Minority Children, But Could Improve

Jason Moon/NHPR

A new national report gives New Hampshire good marks on the well-being of immigrant children and children of color. But advocates say there’s more to the numbers.

The report, released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, ranks New Hampshire 5th  best in the nation for offering opportunities for Asian and Pacific Islander children. The state ranks sixth in opportunity for Latino children.

But Rebecca Woitkowski at Kids Count says the data doesn’t account for New Hampshire’s African-American and American Indian students because the state has such a relatively low number. And the populations that are accounted for - are so small comparative to other states that the rankings are a little inflated.

She says areas the state could improve on include things like:

“Ensuring access to quality and affordable child care, home visiting services and access to family resource centers and also ensuring that Medicaid expansion continues.”

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