*Please note that inclusion of the following resources does not imply endorsement or approval by LACPECHVC.
This list is not exhaustive and is provided only for informational purposes.*
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS): The California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) is the nation’s largest state health survey and a critical source of data on Californians as well as on the state’s various racial and ethnic groups. Policymakers, researchers, health experts, members of the media and others depend on CHIS for credible and comprehensive data on the health of Californians.
Child Trends’ DataBank: The Child Trends DataBank examines and monitors more than 100 indicators that focus on risks and positive developments for children. For each indicator we summarize what the research says about its importance to children’s development, track trends over time and by subgroup, and highlight strategies likely to improve well-being. We also provide links to state, local, and international data. Our estimates come from reliable sources including federal reports and websites. Other resources in the indicators area include The Child Indicator newsletter and Facts at a Glance.
Children’s Data Network: The Children’s Data Network is a data and research collaborative focused on the linkage and analysis of administrative records. In partnership with public agencies, philanthropic funders, and community stakeholders, we seek to generate knowledge and advance evidence-rich policies that will improve the health, safety, and well-being of our children.
Children Now – 2016 California Children’s Report Card: In this year’s Report Card you’ll find statistics that bear out what we’re told about inequality and the widening opportunity gap kids face. For example, you’ll read about disparities in school suspensions and expulsions for African American students, who are three times more likely to experience those disciplinary measures than white students. But you’ll also find strong evidence that inequities can be addressed with smart policies, like investing in quality child care and preschool and reforms like the Local Control Funding Formula, which helps ensure that English language learners, kids in foster care and the more than three million low-income students in our state will have more resources directed to them.
Children Now – 2014-15 Los Angeles County Scorecard: The 2014-15 California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being tracks 29 key Education, Health, and Child Welfare and Economic Well-Being indicators in California, across 58 counties, over time, and by race and ethnicity. By providing a robust snapshot of children’s well-being, the Scorecard encourages the discovery of best practices, fosters collaboration, and supports action by communities, policymakers, and advocates.
Forum on Child and Family Statistics – ChildStats.gov: The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (Forum) is a collection of 22 Federal government agencies involved in research and activities related to children and families. The Forum’s annual report, America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, provides the Nation with a summary of national indicators of child well-being and monitors changes in these indicators over time. In addition to providing data in an easy-to-use, non-technical format, the purpose of the report is to stimulate discussions among policymakers and the public, exchanges between data providers and policy communities, and improvements in Federal data on children and families.
HealthyCity: Welcome to Healthy City, California’s information + action resource for service referrals and social change. Healthy City provides data and mapping tools to help you build a better community. The Healthy City team also partners directly with organizations to develop research strategies and web tools that fuel social change.
Healthy People 2020: Data 2020: Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Healthy People 2020 continues in this tradition with the launch on December 2, 2010 of its ambitious, yet achievable, 10-year agenda for improving the Nation’s health. Healthy People 2020 includes over 1,200 objectives to monitor and improve the health of all Americans over the decade. The objectives are organized into 42 Topic Areas, each representing an important public health area. To determine the success of Healthy People, it is important to track and measure progress for the objectives over the decade.
Kids Data: 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.
Live Well Long Beach: Live Well Long Beach’s Data page has more than 100 economic, social, and health indicators for Long Beach, demographic data on race, gender, and ethnicity by zip code, and a comparison of Long Beach indicators to the Healthy People 2020 targets (see Data 2020 above).
Los Angeles Mommy and Baby (LAMB) Project: The LAMB (Los Angeles Mommy and Baby) Project is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. It is both a population-based surveillance tool and a community outreach project. The LAMB survey asks mothers who recently delivered a baby about events that happened before, during, and after their pregnancy.
Think Health LA: Think Health LA tracks hundreds of community health indicators across 8 topic areas, providing programs and strategies for addressing community health challenges.