Resources for Effective Policy-Making in Montana
Policy & Data
The Center firmly believes in using data to make smart policy decisions. Data is crucial to understanding changing needs. Data also provides policymakers with evidence to create and shape policies that work to address problems and needs. The Center’s data dashboard provides the kind of county-level data that can help the Montana legislature craft strong policies to support Montana families. You can find additional data on Montana families from the National Center for Children in Poverty.
The Pew Charitable Trust researches state policy across the U.S. How States Use Data to Inform Decisions outlines data-driven decision making at the state level.
Data on Children & Families
Montana Early Childhood Profile from the National Center for Children in Poverty
Family Resource Simulator from the National Center for Children in Poverty
Family Voices for children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities
Find your national representative and senators at GovTrack
Guide to the Montana Legislature – includes tips on how to get involved, how an idea turns into a bill, and more
Find your Montana legislators: Legislator Lookup