About the Data Resource Center
Making data accessible to all. It’s your data…your story!
The mission of the Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DRC) is to advance the effective use of public data on the status of children’s health and health-related services for children, youth and families in the United States. The DRC does this by providing hands-on access to national, state, and regional data findings from large population-based surveys. Data are collected from parents and thus contribute a much needed voice in the drive to improve the quality of health care for children and youth.
The data come from you. It’s your data, it’s your story.
The DRC provides easily accessible data that do not require statistical expertise. The DRC also provides technical assistance on the use of this data and contributes to the maternal and child health (MCH) field through publications and research on the quality of health care systems for children and children with special health care needs.
The DRC promotes active understanding and use of this data by policymakers, MCH program leaders and professionals, family and child health advocates and researchers in order to inform and advance key national and state child and youth health goals. Together we can use data to improve the quality of health care delivery in the United States for children and youth.
Available Data on the DRC Website
The DRC website includes national and state-level data on hundreds of child health indicators from the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN). You can browse or search by keywords and topics to retrieve interactive data tables and graphs which allow users to select, view, compare, and download survey data results for the nation, all 50 states plus the District of Columbia and the 10 HRSA regions.
These standardized national, state and regional level population data are specifically designed to assist states with child health needs assessment, program planning and evaluation, policy and standards development, monitoring, training, applied research and development of systems of care for children and youth.
What You Can Do on the DRC Website
Sponsors of the Data Resource Center
The Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DRC) is a project of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) housed at the Oregon Health & Science University. The DRC is supported by Cooperative Agreement 1-U59-MC06890-01 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). With funding and direction from the MCHB, the surveys on the DRC website were conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The Data Resource Center is responsible for the analyses, interpretations, presentations and conclusions included on this website.
In addition to our parternship with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the DRC partners with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the CDC to provide this data. NCHS collects the data for both the National Survey of Children's Health and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs. Measures which derive from both surveys are developed collaboratively through a partnership between MCHB, NCHS and a Technical Expert Panel, in which the DRC is a member.
The DRC functions as a partnership with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the many users of the site. Numerous individuals, organizations and health agencies participate in the DRC Advisory Group which provides ongoing guidance and input on the features and implementation of the DRC website and other DRC activities.
We proudly partner with users of this website. Please tell us what you think and how we can improve.