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Income Distribution
Leading Health Indicators
Increasing Graduation Rates
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Issue: #487

August 8, 2017  

The Census Information Center of Eastern Oklahoma, a program of the Community Service Council, provides access to data generated from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Fluctuations in the U.S. Income Distribution: 2009-2012
This U.S. Census Bureau P70 report on the Dynamics of Economic Well-Being is based on data from waves 2 through 14 of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) 2008 panel. Covering calendar years 2009-2012, the report highlights changes in annual household income and changes in household income by selected demographic characteristics of the householder over this time period.

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Healthy People 2020: Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators?

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, of the US Department of Health and Human Services recently released this Healthy People 2020 PowerPoint about Social Determinants Leading Health Indicators, a subset of Healthy People objectives.  Leading Health Indicators are:
  • Critical health issues, that, if addressed appropriately, will dramatically reduce the leading causes of preventable deaths and illnesses;
  • Linked to specific Healthy People objectives;
  • Intended to motivate action to improve the health of the entire population.
High school graduation, as a leading health indicator, is the focus of the PowerPoint.

Increasing Graduation Rates in Our Nation's Public High Schools
High school graduation is an important predictor for overall health outcomes. High school graduates have less chance of being in prison, greater financial stability as adults, and fewer health problems. In the United States, public high school graduation rates are rising. According to a 2017 National Center for Education Statistics report, the number of students who entered 9th grade and graduated with a regular diploma after four years  increased from 79% in 2010-2011 to 83% in 2014-2015 .

Founded in 2008,  Diplomas Now  is a partnership of three national nonprofits -   Talent Development Secondary City Year , and   Communities in Schools  - working to transform the Nation's most challenged middle and high schools in high-poverty areas. Its model brings staff from all three partners into schools to restructure the way classes are organized and taught, identify students who need support, and provide the additional people and training needed.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Consolidated State Performance Report, 2014-15. See Digest of Education Statistics 2016, table 219.46.

Until Next Week,

Melanie Poulter
Census Information Center

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