The District of Columbia receives $6 billion a year for programs such as Medicaid, schools, child care, food assistance that affect children based on Census responses. The data is also used to allocate congressional seats and guide community resources. Children age 0-4 have historically been under-countered. This under-count results in loss of funding and resources for the most vulnerable children in the District of Columbia.
Join us for an event discussing opportunities for pediatricians and the child health community to ensure every DC child counts in Census 2020. Attendees will learn about the implications of the Census for children, outreach efforts for populations, such as immigrant children and children living in poverty, who are at a higher risk for being missed in the Census.
The program will provide attendees with a wealth of knowledge and resources from national and local leaders.
Timothy Olson, Associate Director of Field Operations, US Census Bureau
Cemere James, Vice President of Policy, National Black Child Development Institute
PANEL DISCUSSION WITH LOCAL LEADERS:
Helen Conway, Manager of Program Operations, Mary's Center
Chaya Merrill, Director, Child Health Data Lab, Children's National Medical System
Melissa Bird, Executive Director, District Census 2020