About us

Who We Are:

Montana KIDS COUNT is dedicated to improving the well-being of children in our state. When policy decisions are rooted in data and research, kids grow up in economically secure families, live in resilient communities, and meet developmental, health, and educational milestones.

Montana KIDS COUNT is a leading resource for data on child and family well-being in the state. We make this information available to child advocates, policymakers, and Montana citizens to encourage informed and responsible decision-making to improve the lives of children. We are a member of the national KIDS COUNT Network through the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Montana KIDS COUNT is a project of the Montana Budget & Policy Center. The Montana Budget & Policy Center (MBPC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization providing in-depth research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues. More information about MBPC can be found at www.montanabudget.org.

What We Do:

Compile and share current, comprehensive data on child and family well-being in each of our state’s 56 counties. Our data addresses six domains: demographics, health, education, family and community, economic well-being, and safety.

Contact Us:

Xanna Burg is the KIDS COUNT coordinator. She has a background in public health and experience working across a variety of sectors to improve the health of children. She started her career implementing nutrition education programs in communities before pursuing a graduate degree in epidemiology and transitioning to research and evaluation work. Before joining the Montana Budget & Policy Center, Xanna worked as a data analyst for the Colorado WIC program where she used administrative data to evaluate the impact of WIC for Colorado families.

 Xanna has a master’s degree in public health in epidemiology from the Colorado School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in nutrition. Xanna loves working with data and is excited to share that passion to improve the lives of children in Montana.

You can contact her at montanakidscount@gmail.com.

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