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Kid's Count: Overall Children's Health Improving

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According to the report-- one of the largest areas of improvement is in children's health statewide.

In terms of overall children's health, the state has actually showed signs of improvement.

According to the 2015 Kid's Count Data Book, the state has ranked 50th in the United States in overall children's health for the past two years... But this year the state has improved to 47th.

While that may not be a ranking to be particularly proud of... But Kate Siegrist says any improvement is important.

She believes that Montana's local communities need to starting looking at the source of these health concerns, starting before children are even born.

“We have to get upstream and reach women when they are pregnant and when their babies are born to support them to decrease the stress on that family what they call the adverse childhood experiences.”

Siegrist also says Montana is a state full of resources to help our children reach their fullest potential... And with a concentrated effort from state and local communities, she thinks Montana can continue to increase their data book rankings in the years to come.

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