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Resources on Child Health Services Research.

Child Health Services Research News

Data, Tools, and Statistics

  • AHRQ Kids' Inpatient Database - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  - The Kid's Inpatient Database (KID)is produced every 3 years and is a unique and powerful nationwide database of hospital stays for children. It is a sample of pediatric discharges (age 20 or younger at admission) from community, non-rehabilitation hospitals from States participating in HCUP. The KID is the only dataset on hospital use, outcomes, and charges designed to study children's use of hospital services in the United States.
  • Child Health Care Quality Toolbox - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  - This online resource is intended to help state and local policymakers and program directors and staff answer questions about measuring health care performance in child health programs.
  • Children of Immigrants Data Tool - (Urban Institute (UI))  - Interactive tool designed to generate charts and tables with indicators on children, age 0 to 17, for the United States and for the 50 states and the District of Columbia using data from the American Community Survey.
  • ChildStats.gov - (Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics)  - This Website offers easy access to statistics and reports on children and families, including: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education and health. The Forum fosters coordination, collaboration, and integration of Federal efforts to collect and report data on conditions and trends for children and families.
  • Directory of Health Organizations images/pdf.gif icon - (National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.)  - This link provides access to a database containing location and descriptive information about a wide variety of information resources including organizations, research resources, projects, and databases concerned with health and biomedicine. Each record may contain information on the publications, holdings, and services provided.
  • Established Child Health Care Quality Measures - CAHPS®: Consumer Assessment of Health Plans - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  - CAHPS®, formerly known as the Consumer Assessment of Health Plans, is a research-based survey measurement tool that is widely used for assessing access, communication, and other aspects of the experience of health care. The child questionnaires (Child Commercial and Child Medicaid) are administered to parents or guardians. There are several sets of supplemental questions on selected topics, including children with chronic conditions.
  • HSRR (Health Services and Sciences Research Resources) - (National Library of Medicine, National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology)  - HSRR is a searchable database of information about research datasets, instruments/indices and software employed in Health Services Research, the Behavioral and Social Sciences and Public Health. The database includes brief descriptions of research resources and links to PubMed.
  • Human Development Report (United Nations) - (United Nations)  - The Human Development Report (HDR) presents a wealth of statistical information on different aspects of human development. Links to other background materials, data resources and on-going debates and discussions on human development statistics.
  • Kidsdata - (Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health USA)  - Kidsdata.org, a program of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, promotes the health and well being of children in California by providing an easy to use resource that offers high-quality, wide-ranging, local data to those who work on behalf of children. Through kidsdata.org, the foundation aims to raise the visibility of key issues affecting California's children and make it easy for leaders and policymakers to use data in their work, whether that's assessing community needs, setting priorities, tracking progress, making program or policy decisions, preparing grant proposals and reports, or other work. Kidsdata.org allows users to easily find, customize, and use data on more than 500 measures of child health and well being. Data are available for every county, city, school district, and legislative district in California.
  • National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))  - The Nation's principal health statistics agency. Looks at outcomes, access, literature synthesis, public reporting, underserved, quality, data collection methods, etc. Access data, reports, surveys, and tools.
  • Preterm Birth Report Card - (March of Dimes)  - Statistical data on the levels of prematurity in the United States are presented on an interactive map.
  • Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))  - The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence, tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use, unhealthy dietary behaviors, and physical activity.

Grants, Funding, and Fellowships

  • Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA))  - Comprising six bureaus and 12 offices, HRSA provides leadership and financial support to health care providers in every state and U.S. territory. HRSA grantees provide health care to uninsured people, people living with HIV/AIDS, and pregnant women, mothers and children. They train health professionals and improve systems of care in rural communities.
  • Nemours Child Health Services Research Award - (AcademyHealth, Nemours Foundation US)  - The Nemours Child Health Services Research Award recognizes the scientific work of emerging scholars in the field of child health services research, particularly research on quality improvement of pediatric health services. Recipients must be within seven years of entry into the field of child health services research as of December 31, 2009. Year of entry will be judged by the nominee's first publication in child health services research. The winner will receive $1,000 in recognition of his/her contribution to child health services research, and the award will be presented at the Eleventh Child Health Services Research Meeting on June 26, 2010.

Guidelines, Journals, Other Publications

  • Engaging Stakeholders to Improve the Quality of Children's Health Care - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  - This Implementation Guide includes suggested steps and tips for implementing initiatives for improving child health care quality from the CMS-funded national evaluation of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant Program.

Key Organizations/Programs

  • AcademyHealth - (AcademyHealth)  - AcademyHealth is the professional home for health services researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners and a non-partisan resource for health research and policy. This site provides access to child health services research information, for example, the child health services research interest group.
  • Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit (CHEAR) - (University of Michigan (U-M))  - Research conducted by the CHEAR Unit provides information to improve the delivery of child health care and enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of public and private health care programs.
  • Child Trends - (Child Trends)  - Nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies children at all stages of development and provides research, data, and analysis to the people and institutions whose decisions and actions affect children, including program providers, the policy community, researchers and educators, and the media.
  • Maternal and Child Health Bureau - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA))  - The Children's Bureau was established in 1912. In 1935, the U.S. Congress enacted Title V of the Social Security Act, which authorized the Maternal and Child Health Services programs and provided a foundation and structure for assuring the health of American mothers and children.

Meetings/Presentations

  • Child Health Services Research Meeting Abstracts - (AcademyHealth, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  - Links to past meeting abstracts and poster presentations of the annual Child Health Services Research one-day meeting co-sponsored by AcademyHealth and AHRQ.
  • Children's Health Coverage: Medicaid, CHIP, and Next Steps: View Video from 11/13/09 Briefing - (Alliance for Health Reform US, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))  - The Alliance for Health Reform and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation co-sponsored this briefing to examine the factors which influence children's coverage. Questions addressed included: What are the trends in private sector coverage? How well are the enrollment simplification and outreach tools that are included in this year's CHIP reauthorization helping to reach those children who are eligible but unenrolled? How much does a child's coverage depend on where he or she lives?

Programs

  • Child Health Insurance Research Initiative (CHIRI™) - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  - CHIRI™ studies seek to uncover which health insurance and delivery features work best for low-income children, particularly minority children and those with special health care needs. Seven of the nine projects focus exclusively on or have separate analyses of children with special health care needs, and five explore disparities between minority and non-minority children.
  • Child Health Services Program at Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research - (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Science Library US)  - This program sponsors research and evaluation to assure that the health services available to children and women in their childbearing years are accessible, affordable, comprehensive, coordinated, community-based, culturally competent, and family-centered.
  • Indiana Child Health Services Research - (Indiana University School of Medicine US)  - Indiana Children's Health Services Research strives to improve the health and healthcare of children by developing and applying the best scientific evidence and methods in health services research and informatics.

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