• Webinar/Call
  • April 29, 2020

Child Opportunity Index 2.0: Addressing Equitable Access

Since its launch in 2014, the Child Opportunity Index (COI) has drawn users from diverse sectors and communities who have used the Index to increase awareness of equity and promote community discussions; target services and programs; better understand the connections between neighborhoods and health; and inform needs assessments, resource allocation, and policy development. In response to the demand for the COI 1.0, diversitydatakids.org has updated and improved the Index.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of how and why the COI was developed; review updates in COI 2.0
  • Discuss examples of how clinicians, researchers, healthcare and public health systems have used the COI to understand and address child health disparities
  • How to use the COI or other neighborhood-level metrics to measure, monitor, and improve the social determinants of child health for research and community health needs assessments.

Learn about the updates and expansion of the COI in version 2.0 and see how children’s hospitals are using the data to inform their efforts to improve children’s access—equitable access—to opportunity.


Clemens Noelke, PhD
Research Director Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Brandeis University

Molly Krager, MD
Pediatric Hospitalist
Children's Mercy Kansas City

Tracie Smith
Director, Population Health Analytics
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Kelli Day
Director of Operations, Healthy Communities
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago


Alex Rothenburger, MPA
Manager, Strategic and Policy Analytics
Children's Hospital Association



April 29, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST - Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)