Press Announcements

2020 Press Announcement

A powerful tool that can help guide critical resources to California’s newborns and their families in need is now even stronger thanks to new features and richer data.
Today, the Children’s Data Network and the First 5 Association of California unveiled the newest iteration of the California Strong Start Index, a free online resource that uses statewide data to identify areas where babies, young children, and families may need more support… READ MORE


2019 Press Announcement

Today, First 5 Association of California and Children’s Data Network (CDN) launched a new tool to help service providers, policymakers, and government agencies more effectively support children and families and direct resources where they are needed most.
The California Strong Start Index, funded by the Heising-Simons Foundation, uses information collected at birth to understand the conditions under which California’s babies are born in any given neighborhood, county, or region… READ MORE