New York

NYS Council on Children and Families

  • NYS Council on Children and Families
  • 52 Washington Street
  • West Building, Suite 99
  • Rensselaer, NY 12144
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Deborah Benson, Executive Director

The NYS Council on Children and Families acts as a neutral body to coordinate the state health, education and human services systems to ensure that all children and families in New York State have the opportunity to reach their potential. CCF supports the Kids' Well-being Indicator Clearinghouse website.

Featured Data

Low birthweight births (Less Than 2500 Grams), percent of live births
Low birthweight is a major cause of infant mortality and increases an infant's chances for dying in infancy. Preterm delivery underlies most low birthweight births. Lifestyle behaviors - such as cigarette smoking, insufficient weight gain or nutritional intake during pregnancy and use of other drugs - are known risk factors. Socioeconomic disadvantage is also closely related to low birthweight.


Resident civilian unemployment, rate per 100 persons 16 years of age and older in the labor force
The rate of unemployment in an area is one indication of the state of the economy of that area and the opportunities for gainful employment.

Downloadable Resources

NYS Touchstones/KIDS COUNT 2012 Data Book
NYS Kids' Well-being Indicators Clearinghouse