December 7, 2012 
Celebrate MCH Epi 
with Data and Tools from the DRC
In This Letter

13.6% of CSHCN 
(ages 12-17 years) 
Met All 6 MCHB Core Outcomes
New Tool Coming Soon: Engaging Parents in Quality Improve
WVP homepage
CAHMI's Well-Visit Planner (WVP) tools are designed to customize, tailor and improve the quality of well-child care for young children by engaging parents as proactive partners in planning and conducting these visits.
NSCHComing Soon:
2011-2012 National Survey of Children's Health
Mom w/daughter and provider
The 2011-12 NSCH dataset will be available in 2012. Sign up today to receive notice when it becomes available.
About Us
The DRC is a project of the CAHMI
The DRC is a project of the CAHMI supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration, 
LCBringing a Life Course Perspective to MCH 
Prevention and wellness across the life course is a national priority for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. This includes a
 focus on environmental factors, systems of care, critical time-periods for development, and health equity. The DRC Web site contains point and click data from the National Survey of Children's Health and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs that map to key concepts embedded in the life course perspective, which promote a whole child approach to health over the life span. Here is a quick prieview of the data relevant to life course, found on the DRC:

Early Childhood

4  in 5 young children did not receive age-appropriate screening for developmental, behavioral, and social risks and delays, leading to missed opportunities for early intervention and advancing school readiness. 


Home Environment
Nationally, only 28.5% of children experienced each of a core set of protective home environment measures, based on exposure to household smoking, sharing meals with family members, an appropriate amount of time watching TV, and other, key home-centered variables. For those who received care within a medical home, 34.1% experienced a protective home environment. 
Neighborhood and School
Nationally, 51% of children met a neighborhood and school summary measure. These children live in safe and supportive neighborhoods and attend safe schools. 58.3% of children that received care within a medical home met the neighborhood and school summary index compared to 42.2% of children without a medical home.
System of Care
CSHCN with 3 or more medical condition are less likely to adequate insurance than children with 2 or fewer medical conditions.
CSHCN from ethnic or racial minorities are less likely to have families that feel like partners in shared decision-making for their child's optimal health. Only 38.5% of Hispanic children receive care within a medical home compared to 68% of White children. 
QIHealth System Performance Measurement and Improvement 
The DRC and CAHMI provide a broad range of valid, reliable child health and quality of care measures that can be used to assess system performance and opportunities for improvement. The parent-reported data from these measures may be further used to motivate your partners and drive a meaningful quality improvement strategy positively impacting child health. To support effective, efficient quality improvement partnerships, these measures and data have been leveraged to develop the following suite of tools and resources:  
  • Visit the new DRC Quality Portal, a comprehensive online resource regarding pediatric quality of care and improvement.
  • Explore the  forthcoming Well-Visit Planner, the most recentpatient-centered quality improvement tool that engages parents as partner to individualize and improve well-child care.

Using Data Effectively: The DRC Can Help

Get up-to-speed on how the child health and quality of care data available through the DRC may be used for Public Health Accreditation along with how these data may be used to generate synthetic estimates for local, county and city health departments by reading this new DRC Data Brief.


CAMComplementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
The Data Resource Center provides  data briefs examining the relationship between Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Conventional Health Care on use, expenditures and experiences among US children. These profiles use data from the 2007 National Health Interview Survey, the 2008 Medical Expenditures Panel Survey, and 2009/10 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs. The DRC will be presenting additional finding this week at MCH Epi. Make sure to sit in on our presentation Wed. December 12th at 2:15pm in Salon C.
EPIVisit us at the 2012 MCH Epi/CityMatch MCH Leadership Conference
 The 18th Annual Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Conference is in San Antonio, Texas from December 12 to 14.
Stop by our interactive booth to learn more about the 2011/12 Naitonal Survey of Children's Health (NSCH), 2009-10 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN), life course data, complementary & alternative medicine, and our health care quality measurement and improvement efforts including the Well-Visit Planner.

Find the DRC at MCH Epi: 
  • DRC presentation on complementary and alternative medicine, Wed. December 12th at 2:15 PM in Salon C.
  • Abstract Presentation: Practical Application of the Life Course Framework, Fri. December 14th at 8 AM in Salon B.
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