February 7, 2013 
Advancing the Maternal & Child Health Vision
In This Letter

NSCHComing Soon:
2011-2012 National Survey of Children's Health
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The 2011/12 NSCH dataset will be available in 2012. Sign up today to receive notice when it becomes available.
13.6% of CSHCN 
(ages 12-17 years) 
Met All 6 MCHB Core Outcomes
New Tool Available! Engaging Parents in Quality Improvement
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Learn more about the CAHMI's Well-Visit Planner (WVP) tool 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 visits.
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, 
AMCHPFind Us at AMCHP's Annual Conference
The Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health is committed to advancing the vision of maternal and child health programs. Join us at the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs Annual Conference in Washington, DC from February 9 to 12, 2013.
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Stop by our interactive booth to learn more about the 2011/12 National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH), 2009/10 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN), Title V data, health care quality measurement and improvement, and the Well-Visit Planner Tools.
Children with Special Health Care Needs in California: 
A Profile of Key Issues
The CAHMI worked with the  Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health (LPFCH) to create this comprehensive report on the health and well-being of California's children with special health care needs (CSHCN) population. The report features data from the 2009/10 NS-CSHCN and provides a profile of demographic characteristics, physical, mental, and social functioning, and health and community service needs of CSHCN in California. 
 The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health is working closely with a broad coalition of stakeholders within California to improve the systems of care for children with special health care needs. With less than 1 in 5 children with special health care needs meeting system of care criteria nationwide, California's efforts provide critical leadership to improve health across the life course for the growing population of children with chronic conditions in the US.

California Children with Special Health Care Needs
California Children with Special Health Care Needs
leaderLeader in Title V Needs Assessment 
The Data Resource Center partners with Title V leadership to develop data strategies to inform local system improvement efforts!
Measurement & Improvement
The CAHMI and DRC 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 to positively impact child health. 

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.

Bringing 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 an example of what you can find on the DRC website: 


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.

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