Beyond ABC: Assessing the Well-Being of Children in North Texas

The Beyond ABC 2023 report is here!

Since 1996, Children’s Health has published Beyond ABC, a comprehensive report on the quality of life for children in North Texas. As Texas continues to be an epicenter for growth and development, the report reveals progress and challenges we can solve together as a community.

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What is the Beyond ABC report?

More than 100 years of caring for the children of North Texas has established Children’s Health as not only the region’s leading pediatric health care system, but a prominent authority and passionate advocate for the advancement of pediatric health throughout our communities.

Every other year, we publish the Beyond ABC report to provide an in-depth look at the quality of life for children in Dallas, Collin, Cooke, Denton, Fannin and Grayson counties. In the report, we examine four key areas that shape a child’s quality of life today and influence their opportunities for tomorrow: health, economic security, safety and education.

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2023 Report

2023 Beyond ABC Recommendations

The 2023 Beyond ABC Advisory Board identified key recommendations to make life better for children in North Texas. They include:

  • Strengthen mental and behavioral health care for Texas children and adolescents
  • Improve health coverage for uninsured Texas children and families
  • Remove barriers to high-quality, culturally competent care
  • Support greater community health equity
  • Improve housing stability throughout North Texas
  • Increase access to affordable housing throughout North Texas
  • Mitigate the impact of inflation on children’s health and well-being
  • Combat substance use and abuse in children and youth
  • Improve student safety and strengthen protections for children against online threats
  • Provide mental health support and training for teachers and school staff
  • Prioritize social and emotional learning

Read more about these recommendations and what you can do to help in the report.

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