Data Resource Center News

The latest announcements and news on child and adolescent health from the Data Resource Center.

Newsletters & Announcements from the DRC

New Pathways and NHIS Queries! (08/21/2015)
Read about the new data queries for the National Health Interview Survey-Child and the Survey of Pathways to Diagnosis and Services! Also included in this newsletter are a profile of a new book on ACEs using data from the National Survey of Children's Health, webinars and tools to improve and increase use of the Well Visit Planner, and a link to the 2015 DRC User Survey.

New Data to Celebrate Child Health Day! (10/21/2013)

Learn about Child Health Day and how the DRC is working to improve child health outcomes! Highlights of this newsletter include a data spotlight on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a profile of the Well-Visit Planner parent engagement tool, a link to a survey on pediatric integrative medicine, information on upcoming presentations, and important child health news and policy updates.

Dataset and Codebook Now Available - 2011/12 National Survey of Children's Health (06/13/2013)

Get your copy of the 2011/12 National Survey of Children's Health dataset today! Highlights of this newsletter include a data spotlight on Adverse Childhood Experiencies (ACEs), a profile of data in action in California, links to upcoming and recent child health presentations, and important health awareness dates perfect for  for advocating children's health.

Now Available - More from the 2011/12 National Survey of Children's Health (04/09/2013)

We are continuing to enable your access to findings from the 2011/12 National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH). In addition to state-by-state snapshots on key measures, new child health indicators are being added every day. Browse all the data available to date .

Recent Webinars!

  • April 16, 2013 (3-4 PM EDT) HRSA DataSpeak for the 2011/12 National Survey of Children's Health (Archived)
  • April 25, 2013 (12 PM CDT) How to Use Data to Improve Care Delivery, part of the 2013 Medical Home in Pediatrics Webinar Series

New Data from the 2011/12 National Survey of Children's Health (03/22/2013)

State-by-state snapshots of new data from the 2011/12 National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) are now accessible on the Data Resource Center (DRC) website. Highlighted topics include childhood obesity, premature birth, adverse childhood events, mother's health, and as reported in this HRSA/CDC report, an increase in prevalence of ASD among US children age 2-17. 

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DRC in the News

A wide range of people and organizations use the Data Resource Center for research, policy development, education and more. Below are links to press coverage featuring the Data Resource Center on important topics related to children's health. Please see the examples of data use, articlespresentations and chartbooks sections of our website for additional resources on how others are using this important data.

August 27, 2013

Christina Bethell of the DRC presented at the First National Summit on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), co-hosted by Institute for Safe Families and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Philadelphia May 2013. Please see Dr. Bethell's presentation below titled "National and State Data on ACE Risk and Resilience: The Call for Mind/Body Interventions", which starts at 00:26:15. .

For additional presentations and PDF’s, please visit here: National Summit Presentations.

January 15, 2013

The CAHMI worked with the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health (LPFCH) to create this comprehensive report on the health and well-being of the state’s children with special health care needs (CSHCN) population. This report features data from the 2009/10 NS-CSHCN and provides a profile of demographic characteristics, physical, mental, and social functioning, and health and community service needs of CSHCN in California. It is a companion piece and update to the 2010 report written in collaboration with LPFCH. The report is explain in this video and has been picked up by the press.

October 09, 2012

The DRC's Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Profiles were recently featured in a "twitter chat" on use of CAM therapies for children lead by AAP's Section for Integrative Medicine and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)! See Dr. Lawrence D. Rosen's debriefing on the conversation, "Wanted: Increased Focus on Pediatric CAM Research".

August, 2012

Dr. Bethell was featured in AMCHP's monthly newsletter, PULSE, in a discussion of mindfulness techniques and their relation to maternal and child health. Mindfulness and MCH: Cultivating the Art and Science of Inside-Out Leadership

May 15, 2012

Dr. Bethell discusses environmental factors that impact obesity and family health with KPTV in Oregon. From KPTV: Is your neighborhood making you fat? Research shows that where you live could actually impact your health.

February 13, 2012

GoBeyond interviewed Dr. Bethell at this year's AMCHP Conference. Dr. Bethell discusses the importance of a resource like the DRC for advancing the quality of child and adolescent health.

December 5th 2011

The Oregon Health & Science University, Health Care, Home, School differ for Children With Special Health Care Needs

May 12th 2011

The Oregon Health & Science University, Study Finds States Vary in Children’s Health; Gaps Exist in Insurance, Quality Care Across Sectors

November 17th 2010

Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, California Ranks Last in U.S. on Index Measuring System of Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs, Study Finds 

March 2nd 2010

U.S. News & World Report, Child Obesity Rates Going Up

March 2nd 2010

Reuters, Snacks mean U.S. kids moving toward "constant eating"

January 14th 2010

United Press International, 6.7M children have no health insurance

November 23rd 2009

The National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality, Child Policy Research Center and Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative Release

May 27th 2009

Kansas Health Institute, New child health data available

June 19th 2008, Oregon falling behind in children’s health care