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Report: 'Life And Death' Differences in U.S. Child Well-Being Exist Between Top and Bottom States, Youths Up to Three Times More Likely to Die Before Adulthood in Some Parts of U.S.
Date:4/2/2008

d consider the issue for review and action; and

-- Scholars and the press should conduct a deeper review of the issue.

As the ECMEF report notes: "Closing the disparities in child well-being among the states is achievable. Targeted investment strategies over a decade and longer will be required, strategies whose chances of success are greater if they are jointly arrived at between state and federal lawmakers. But as necessary as joint partnership is, it cannot rely solely on voluntary cooperation -- the lives of too many children are at stake."

ABOUT ECM EDUCATION FUND

The Every Child Matters Education Fund (ECMEF) is a 501(c)(3) organization focused on making the needs of children and youth a national political priority and promoting the adoption of smart policies for children, youth, and families--including stopping child abuse, helping working families with child care, expanding pre-school education and after-school programs, and ensuring that children receive good health care.

CONTACT: Ailis Aaron Wolf, (703) 276-3265 or aaaron@hastingsgroup.com.

EDITOR'S NOTE: A streaming audio replay of this news event will be available on the Web http://www.everychildmatters.org as of 6:30 p.m. EDT on April 2, 2008.


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