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Using Data to Eliminate Disparities: New Online Data from the National Survey of Children’s Health
Posted: April 30, 2012
April is National Minority Health Month. In honor of this year's theme--"Health Equity Can't Wait. Act Now in Your Community"--the Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DRC) announced new data available from the 2009-2010 National Survey of Children's Health and National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs. In order to better understand and advocate for minority children with special health care needs (CSHCN), the DRC website lets you compare important key indicators and outcomes for CSHCN by race/ethnicity, highest educational level in the household, and two new measures of complexity. The data allows users to view over 100 indicators of child health and well-being, including emotional and mental health. Here are a few examples of findings you can access on the DRC website:
Using Data to Reduce and Eliminate Health Disparities
Disparities continue to exist in the health status of minority CSHCN in the United States. Data showing the differences in health status and access to care among minority children in the United States are an important tool in eliminating disparities and improving the health and well-being of all children. Recently released data from the 2009-10 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs reveal that:
Visit the DRC website. Learn more about the National Survey of Children’s Health. Learn more about the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs.