Many reliable statistics are available on the United States government websites. For example, using the terms "Louisiana child poverty" in Census.gov yielded tables, maps, other facts, and news. census.gov can also be browsed by topic. For more ways to use government data, see the Government Information LibGuide.
Databases offer more precise and sophisticated search capability than open internet search engines like Google. Because they are limited to library resources, they retrieve fewer but more reliable results. Each new database search is an exercise in discovering which search terms to use. When a search retrieves too many or too few results, experiment with different search terms, fields in the drop-down menus, and combinations.
To find articles on child poverty in Louisiana, try the multidisciplinary Academic Search Complete database. Put each term in a different search box. Notice that each result includes a list of other potentially useful subject terms.
To read about how the COVID-19 pandemic affected Louisiana, try these subject terms:
To search for articles on Women's Health in Louisiana, try this. Notice that the entire term "women's health" is in one search box. This will instruct the database to treat it as a phrase in searching for articles.
Or, instead, use the Geographic Term limiter to make sure you only get articles about Louisiana. (For example, Louisiana State University publishes a lot of material/research that has nothing to do with what goes on in the state.) Use the limiter instead of the SU subject terms if your results seem unfocused.
When you are not satisfied with your search results, ask a librarian for help.