The Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau (HRSA/MCHB) sponsors and leads the National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH). With HRSA/MCHB support, the Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DRC) is pleased to announce the availability of "research ready" NSCH data files and variable codebooks designed to expedite the advancement of knowledge on child health and health care in the US. In addition to the online data search feature available through the DRC, we offer these "research ready" datasets to enhance your research capabilities. Data files and codebooks are available in SAS and SPSS (or flat files) for all NSCH years (2003, 2007 and 2011/12).
The 2011-12 NSCH provides first-time national data on Adverse Child and Family Experiences for children. View this data brief to learn more about the prevalence of adverse child and family experiences nationwide, as well as variation across states and child subgroups.
1.This infographic created by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a fantastic visualization of ACEs and their implications. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supports researchers who are applying the science behind toxic stress exposure to the prevention and treatment of physical and behavioral health conditions.
Data on children's health can be a powerful tool to educate stakeholders, inform decision makers, and motivate and track improvement of children's health care delivery in practice. This webinar, co-hosted by the AAP's National Center for Medical Home Implementation and The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, describes how national and state data on Medical Home can help drive medical home practice improvement efforts and be leveraged to enrich these local efforts.
Be Prepared to Advocate for Children's Health
These upcoming health awareness dates are great opportunities to advocate for child health awareness in your state.