When a child is healthy in both mind and body, they have the critical foundation to thrive in school and in life. We work to improve health outcomes and ensure children have access to quality health services.

Our Priorities

To reach these goals, we are focused on advancing:

  • Access to Quality Comprehensive Care
  • Mental Health Services
  • Evidenced-Based Home Visiting Programs
  • School-Based Health Resources

To learn more about health outcomes in DC, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.



Washington, DC – April 18, 2017 – The new Ward Snapshots released today by DC Action for Children reveal growing prosperity throughout the District for a number of families, but not all. The data presented in these Snapshots share improvements while also highlighting resource disparities and barriers to opportunity that many DC children and their families continue to face.


Explore the landscape of health needs and school health services for children in the District.

A critical challenge is an overall shortage of mental health services for children in low-income families.

Preserving and strengthening these safety net programs is crucial. Without Medicaid and CHIP, more than 97,000 children in the District would have been uninsured in 2010.


Blogs and Testimony

Data Tools 2.0

Explore our interactive data tool and bring to life data on the well-being of children and families.

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