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Beyond ABC Reports


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 Health℠, 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 ABC is published each year in mid-November. To see the most recent reports, click on the links below:

At Children’s Health, 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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