In Case You Missed It: NH No. 1 in Child Health Nationally

With responsible Democratic leadership New Hampshire is ranked number one again

Concord – Today, the Annie E. Casey foundation ranked New Hampshire as the best state in terms of child well-being.  The foundation surveys all fifty states every year ranking them on key measures of child health.

A detailed look into the rankings shows that New Hampshire has the lowest child poverty rate in the nation, as well as decreasing infant mortality and teen death rates.  In addition, New Hampshire has made public kindergarten available statewide and decreased the high school drop-out rate by 30% in the last year. (WMUR, 1/26/2010)

Ellen Fineberg, the president of the Children’s Alliance of New Hampshire, said, “That’s an incredible record and says a lot about how well kids fare in this state.”

Today’s announcement from the Annie E. Casey foundation was another indication that New Hampshire continues to lead the nation in key quality of life metrics.  The Granite State has some of the lowest taxes, lowest unemployment rates, and lowest state spending levels in the country.   And it is the safest, one of the best for small businesses, and one of the healthiest states in the nation.

The full article in the Nashua Telegraph can be found here.

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