Beyond ABC Reports

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Our mission at Children’s Medical Center Dallas has always been to make life better for children. For more than a century, we have been caring for every child who comes through our doors, whether or not their families can afford to pay for treatment.

Since 1996, Children’s, along with the University of Texas at Dallas’ Institute for Urban Policy Research, has published Beyond ABC, an in-depth report on the quality of life of children in North Texas. The report tracks not only health and safety factors, but also economic and education data.

In odd-numbered years, Beyond ABC focuses on Dallas County; in even-numbered years, it examines the five counties that extend northward from Dallas to the Oklahoma border: Collin, Cooke, Denton, Fannin and Grayson counties, also known as the North Texas Corridor.

Beyond ABCis published each year in mid-November. To see the most recent reports, click on the links below:

At Children’s, we believe Beyond ABC is an important community service. Used as a tool for advocacy, it helps put pertinent facts before the policymakers and community leaders whose decisions will affect the lives of Dallas-area children, now and for years to come. 

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