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Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health

Supported by HRSA MCHB, the purpose of the Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DRC) is to advance the effective use of public data on the health and health-related services for children, youth and families in the United States. A project of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI), housed at the Oregon Health & Science University, the DRC does this by providing hands-on access to national, state, and regional data findings as well as technical assistance in the collection and use of this data by policymakers, program leaders, advocates and researchers in order to inform and advance key child and youth health goals.

Currently, the DRC website includes national and state-based data on over 100 indicators from the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN). With funding and direction from MCHB, these surveys are conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. On the DRC web site, you can:

  • Access information from the National Survey of Children’s Health and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs

  • Search national and state findings on over 100 child health indicators

  • Compare data based on numerous population subgroups

  • Learn to use data more effectively

  • Discover how other state and family leaders are using these findings

  • Get expert help by e-mailing your questions to DRC – plus get links to other data sets and resources for improving children’s health and healthcare

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