Current, reliable data helps us inform decisions about improving outcomes for the children, families, and communities we serve. As part of the Georgia Family Connection statewide network, we have access to customized information and tools specific to our Collaborative’s and partners’ needs. Data brings into focus for us an accurate picture of our community by pointing out our strengths, our weaknesses, and trends we may not have noticed before.

Community Health Needs Assessment

Community Health Needs Assessments are conducted to help better understand the unique health needs of a community.  Wellstar Health Systems worked with a diverse group of community leaders and the Georgia Health Policy Center to collect comprehensive data for our local Community Health Needs Asssessment.  Click HERE to access the current reports for our community.

2023 County Health Rankings National Findings Report

This year’s focus was on the connection between civic health and thriving people and places.  Find and download the full report HERE!


KIDS COUNT is a state and national effort to track the well-being of children. Funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT informs local, state, and national discussions concerning ways to secure a brighter future for all children.

The KIDS COUNT Data Book paints a picture of the conditions for children and families in Georgia and the rest of the nation. Policymakers, advocates, service providers, civic leaders, and funders use this information to inform their decisions about priorities, services, and resources for children and families.

Indicators of Child Well-Being

Georgia tracks 51 Indicators of Child Well-Being in five result areas that support our vision for a Georgia where all children are healthy, primed for school, and succeed when they get there; that all families are stable, self-sufficient, and productive; and that every community is vibrant, robust, and thriving.


Data Tools

Several data tools help us craft local solutions through a non-partisan, evidence-based lens.

  • Use the KIDS COUNT Indicator Explorer to create a custom interactive dashboard by selecting a county and indicators.
  • Access data profiles of 50 indicators of child, family, and community well-being for all 159 Georgia counties, the 12 Georgia Family Connection regions, and the 21 city school systems.
  • Birth to 21 Snapshots provide a one-page overview of nine child, family, and community well-being indicators for all 159 Georgia counties, the 12 Georgia Family Connection regions, and the state.
  • An online calculator allows users to set an improvement goal.
  • The Comparable Counties Map allows users to click on any county and to then see what other counties match the selected county according to several key indicators.
  • An interactive map allows you to select specific indicators by county, House district, Senate district, and census tract.
  • The Race, Equity, and Inclusion (REI) tool helps data users understand the context behind the persistent disparities and inequities between people of color and white people.