Children Now’s 2023 County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being is an interactive online tool that provides a comprehensive picture of children’s health, education, and welfare in every one of California’s 58 counties. This tool provides county-level data mapping, tracking key indicators of child well-being across counties, over time, and by race and ethnicity. In this webinar, Children Now will review findings from their most recent Scorecard, review how to access local county data, and discuss how communities have used the data to inform their efforts.
Kelly Hardy, Senior Managing Director, Health & Research
Kelly Hardy directs and supervises the organization’s health policy and research projects, including the California Children’s Report Card and California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being.
Ms. Hardy has worked in health policy at the federal, state and county levels, focusing on Medi-Cal and the uninsured. In Washington, D.C., she advocated for reproductive rights and on behalf of breast cancer organizations as a member of government relations firm Bass and Howes, Inc. In Sacramento, Ms. Hardy worked directly with the California Health and Human Services Agency’s Assistant Secretary on Medi-Cal; she also analyzed state health policies and budgets for the government relations firm Hyde, Miller, Owen & Trost. Afterwards, she oversaw the Medi-Cal, CalWand food stamp budgets for the Alameda County Social Services Agency.
Ms. Hardy earned her MPP and MPH at University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in psychology with a minor in women’s studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Jurnee Louder, Assistant, Research
Jurnee Louder serves as the Research Assistant at Children Now. In this role, Ms. Louder supports the development of the organization’s research-oriented publications and projects.
Prior to joining Children Now, Ms. Louder graduated magna cum laude from the George Washington University, with a B.A. in sociology. In her studies, she developed not only a robust understanding of research methods, but also honed her passion for using research to improve disparities across vulnerable populations. Ms. Louder won awards for her university research and presented at regional conferences. While pursuing her degree, Ms. Louder also worked as a writing consultant at her alma mater’s writing center. There, she met with a diverse set of clients to help them strengthen their writing and research process.
In her free time, Ms. Louder enjoys reading, cooking, exploring the Bay Area and caring for her ever-growing collection of plants.