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Resources on Child Health Services Research.

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News: Child Health Services Research

  • Lifelong Impact: Why the United States Needs a National Birth Cohort Study (2016) --15-JUL-2016 - (National Academy of Medicine (NAM))  Details

    In the first of a two-part series,experts discuss the importance of a national birth cohort in determining for the future of US health. It also examines how the study could be designed so that is multidisciplinary, focuses on the main drivers of health, engages communities, employs a diverse set of data sources, and includes innovative techniques in data analysis.

Data, Tools, and Statistics

Child Health Services Research Data, Tools, and Statistics.

  • Child Health USA (2014) - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA))  Details

    Annual report on the health status and service needs of America's children. The report is a compilation of secondary data for many health status indicators, and provides both graphical and textual summaries of data and addresses long-term trends.

  • Kids Count Data Book (2016) images/pdf.gif icon - (Annie E. Casey Foundation)  Details

    This report provides an update on the well-being of children in the United States at the federal and state level, including information on poverty, health, education, and family and community.

  • Maternal and Child Health Publications - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA))  Details

    HRSA's Maternal and Child Health programs promote and improve the health of mothers, infants, children, and adolescents, including low-income families, those with diverse racial and ethnic heritages, and those living in rural or isolated areas without access to care. Publications include materials on health care, prenatal care and newborn screening, and preventive care and research.

  • Measuring America: A Child's Day: At a Glance - (U.S. Census Bureau)  Details

    This infographic outlines the amount of time each day children spend at education and reading, the availability of meals, exercising or participating in a sports activity, or in child care.

  • National Children's Study (NCS) - (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH (NICHD))  Details

    The National Children's Health Study was to be a long-term environmental and biological health study following children from birth to 21. Recruiting ended in 2013 and the study lost funding in 2014. Data is available from the Vanguard Study.

  • State Child Welfare Policy Database - (Annie E. Casey Foundation)  Details

    Provides a searchable database of state-level policies for child welfare, including Medicaid, abuse and neglect, and foster policies.

  • Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))  Details

    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.

  • AHRQ Kids' Inpatient Database - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  Details

    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.

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))  Details

    Information from the study, which assesses the associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being. Includes data and statistics, and publications. Details about the study itself are included.

  • CAHPS® Item Set for Children with Chronic Conditions - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  Details

    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. This set of items assesses the experiences of this population with health plans and health care services.

  • Child Health Care Quality Toolbox - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  Details

    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.

  • Child Welfare Enacted Legislation - (National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL))  Details

    Search legislation by state from 2012 forward. Also available is a link to a separate database of legislation from 2005-2011. Categories include child abuse and neglect, child fatality, and education.

  • - (Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics)  Details

    - 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.

  • Children of Immigrants Data Tool - (Urban Institute (UI))  Details

    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.

  • HSRR (Health Services and Sciences Research Resources) - (National Library of Medicine, National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology)  Details

    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)  Details

    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)  Details

    Find data about the health and well being of children in communities across California. allows users to 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))  Details

    - 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.

  • PeriStats - (March of Dimes)  Details

    Provides access to to maternal and infant health-related data at the U.S., state, county, and city level.

  • Preterm Birth Report Card - (March of Dimes)  Details

    Statistical data on the levels of prematurity in the United States are presented on an interactive map.

Grants, Funding, and Fellowships

Child Health Services Research grants, funding, and fellowships.

  • Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) - (American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration (MCHB))  Details

    Funding opportunities to assist community projects in child health promoting the health and well-being of children and families through health services access. Deadline for submission is August 2, 2016.

  • Biomedical and Behavioral Research Innovations to Ensure Equity (BRITE) in Maternal and Child Health (R15) - (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH (NICHD))  Details

    Funding is available for health equity research related to NICHD mission areas including: preterm birth; infant mortality; sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS); maternal mortality; reproductive health; uterine fibroid tumors; childhood, adolescent, and/or adult obesity; violence prevention; perinatal HBV and HIV/AIDS prevention; HIV/AIDS prevention; asthma; intellectual and developmental disabilities; pediatric injury prevention; and medical rehabilitation.

  • Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship - (University of Michigan (U-M))  Details

    This three year program is open to physicians in family medicine, pediatrics, or medicine-pediatrics. Upon completion of the program, fellows are awarded a Master's of Science degree in Health and Health Care Research.

  • Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA))  Details

    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.

Guidelines, Journals, Other Publications

  • Engaging Stakeholders to Improve the Quality of Children's Health Care - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  Details

    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

Key Child Health Services Research Organizations.

  • AcademyHealth - (AcademyHealth)  Details

    - 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))  Details

    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 Health Services Research Interest Group - (AcademyHealth)  Details

    This interest group provides a forum for researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and trainees to interact on health issues related to children. Links are provided to information about upcoming and past meetings.

  • Child Trends - (Child Trends)  Details

    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.


Child Health Services Research meetings and presentations.

  • 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))  Details

    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?


Child Health Services Research Programs.

  • Indiana University Children's Health Services Research - (Indiana University School of Medicine US)  Details

    Indiana University, 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.

  • Child Health Insurance Research Initiative (CHIRI™) - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  Details

    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 and Adolescent Health - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  Details

    A topic page that provides access to resources, research findings, and news for policymakers and professionals on AHRQs initiatives in child health.

Discussion and E-mail Lists