By Alex Gronke
Almost one out of ten high school juniors in Contra Costa County feel unsafe at school. High school freshmen in Lamorinda are the fittest in the county. Nearly nine percent of Contra Costa County’s high school juniors have recreationally used prescription drugs. More than one out of 10 seventh graders in Mount Diablo Unified School District report some type of involvement in a gang.
That’s just a fraction of the information available on a new website looking at the physical and mental health of California’s youth. Drawing from a variety of sources, including the California Healthy Kids Survey and the state Department of Education, kidsdata.org aims to promote “the health and well being of children by making trustworthy information easily accessible.”Kidsdata is a project of the Lucile Packard Foundation For Children's Health, according to the San Jose Mercury News.