Exploring the Contexts of Child Well-being in New Hampshire

Our exploration tool of New Hampshire data on child and family well-being is grounded in the science of human development, which tells us that development is a result of both genes (nature) and environments (nurture). If we want to assess how well children are doing, and identify solutions to challenges in child well-being, we must look not only at personal characteristics, but at the physical, social, economic and cultural environments in which children live and grow.

Each of these contexts is represented in the image to the right, with the most direct, interpersonal contexts in the very center (family, child care, school), and the less direct but significant contexts in outer rings. For example, quality of housing influences health and well-being, as do indicators of community health, such as crime.

Begin exploring by clicking any of the category circles in the graphic (e.g., health). This will bring you to a page that lists all of the indicators in that category (e.g., health insurance status, access to primary care, etc.). Clicking any of those indicators will bring you to an interactive data display.

Concept, content and data visualizations by Lynn Davey, Davey Strategies. Web design by Holly Valero, HollyWorks.