ZERO TO THREE released a new report in partnership with Child Trends that uses State of Babies Yearbook data to cast light on the specific Social Determinants of Health for babies and their families. The report shows that while many young children are thriving, Black, Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaska Native babies and those in families with low income experience disparities in resources and outcomes that raise significant concerns about their development and health.

The report highlights policy solutions to help families sort through the interrelated influences in their lives, as well as achieve broad changes that address racial equity issues underlying the many disparities evident in SDOH indicators. The report also helps guide state policymakers in constructing “Baby SDOH” for their states.