2007 National Survey of Children's Health
National- and state-level findings 2007 National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) are available on over 100 child health indicators on topics such as obesity, insurance, medical home, mental health, risk for developmental delays, and dental health.
The National Survey of Children's Health (click here for link) is a series of surveys coordinated by the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative at Oregon Health & Science University.
The 2007 NSCH survey includes over 70 child health and well being measures, with domains of
- Physical and Dental Health
- Emotional and Mental Health
- Health Insurance Coverage
- Health Care Access and Quality
- Community and School Activities
- Family Health and Activities
- Neighborhood Safety and Support
A map of these domains and the variables measured can be found at http://nschdata.org/Viewdocument.aspx?item=268
Many of these measures are available at the national and state level, with breakdowns by insurance, race, sex, and age.
The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) is a national initiative based out of Oregon Health and Science University in the Department of Pediatrics in Portland, OR. CAHMI was established in 1998. The Data Research Center which coordinates data reporting is sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration.
Other products by CAHMI
The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) developed and maintains a number of quality measurement tools and strategies that assess the quality of care provided to children and young adults. Go to this link for more information.
In addition, there are data on children with special health care needs .
The Mission of the CAHMI
To ensure that children, youth and families are at the center of quality measurement and improvement efforts in order to advance a high quality consumer-centered health care system. The CAHMI achieves this mission through the development, testing and strategic implementation nationally, state-wide and locally of valid health care quality and outcomes measures and the effective communication and dissemination of this research to inform and advance improvements in policy and practice.
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