Pulse Report for Children & Families April 2021

April Community Pulse Report

(April 27, 2021) The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, the POISE Foundation and Allies for Children continue to work together to publish the Community Pulse Report. April’s report provides a glimpse into what summer 2021 will look like by focusing on vaccinations, virtual learning and connectivity.

The April report highlights improvements to vaccination data including a new level of disaggregation, specifically by race, age, and gender. With the number of individuals vaccinated increasing daily, students are heading back into classrooms with varying learning gains and losses. This month’s report assesses how students have been impacted by online learning and illuminates disparities that still persist around internet access and connectivity. 

With all of this in mind, summer 2021 will be more important than ever for all children and we must be mindful of both mental and physical health as we approach the summer. The pandemic has left no person unaffected, and we need to work together to nurture each other, especially children, back to a sense of normalcy. Read the full April Community Pulse Report