The health and well-being of women and children are essential to vibrant and productive communities. Under the leadership of the Women Helping Women Fund (WHWF) and its partners, including Spokane Regional Health District, Innovia Foundation, MultiCare Health System, Providence Health Care, and Eastern Washington University, this dashboard was developed to complement the foundational report, Changing Our Forecast: State of Women and Children in Spokane County.
This dashboard tracks current data on key issues impacting women and children as identified by literature and stakeholder input. Community partners, policymakers, and individuals interested in improving community well-being can use this information to guide decisions impacting the well-being of the women and children who call Spokane County home.
This dashboard is organized into four key developmental stages — birth, early childhood, youth and young adult. Additional information on each indicator can be found by clicking on the developmental stage of interest from the summary dashboard page.
The data confirm that social and economic factors in Spokane County are key in determining the quality of life for women and children. Opportunity and privilege are unequal – thus life experiences and health and well-being are unequal, especially among those living in poverty.
We all know someone living in adverse circumstances. A victim of domestic violence. A single mother in poverty, trying to make ends meet. A young girl struggling with depression. Who are the women and children represented by these data? They could be a mother or sister. They could be a neighbor, a partner, a friend. They’re our community.
Stay informed. #OurGirlSpokane