Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Programs
600 S. Commonwealth Ave., 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 639-6400
FAX: (213) 639-1034
Data Sources -
Angeles County Health Survey is a population based telephone survey that
provides information concerning the health of adult Los Angeles County
residents. The data are used for assessing health-related needs of the
population, for program planning and policy development, and for program
evaluation. The relatively large sample size allows users to obtain
health indicator data for large demographic subgroups and across
geographic regions of the County, including Service Planning Areas and
HealthDataNow! is the query system of the L.A. County Health Survey that
helps to generate customized data tables.
the nation's largest state health survey. CHIS is a random-dial
telephone survey conducted on a continuous basis and covering a wide
range of health topics. CHIS gives a detailed picture of the health and
health care needs of California's large and diverse population. Data is
provided on State and County level.
City provides data and mapping tools to help in building a better
community. Customized maps of California counties including L.A. county
can be generated using user uploaded data.
Choices for Youth is a public
education campaign funded by a grant to i.e.
communications, LLC from The
California Wellness Foundation. The goal of the
public education campaign is to develop and
implement a public education campaign to inform
policymakers, opinion leaders and the general
public about the need to increase resources for
youth violence prevention.
Kidsdata.org is a gateway
to comprehensive data about the health and well
being of children across California. The site
offers data for every city, county, and school
district in the state, making it easy to monitor
trends and pinpoint disparities.
Health Information and Research Section (HIRS) is
responsible for stewardship and distribution of vital statistics data
(births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriage) and provides written reports
and data tables analyzing these data. HIRS also assesses California's
progress toward Healthy People health indicators and coordinates the
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
for the Departments of Public Health and Health Care Services.
The physical fitness test (PFT) for students in California schools is
the FITNESSGRAM®. The main goal of the test is to help students in
starting life-long habits of regular physical activity. Students
in grades five, seven, and nine take the fitness test. The test has six
parts that show a level of fitness that offer a degree of defense
against diseases that come from inactivity. The test results can be used
by students, teachers, and parents.
The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is the
largest statewide survey of resiliency,
protective factors, and risk behaviors in the
nation. It assesses health risks, specifically
relating to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD)
use; school violence; physical health;
resilience and youth development; and school
Office of Statewide
Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) was created to provide the State
with an enhanced understanding of the structure and function of its
healthcare delivery systems. The Mission of OSHPD is to promote
healthcare accessibility through leadership in analyzing California's
healthcare infrastructure, promoting a diverse and competent healthcare
workforce, providing information about healthcare outcomes, assuring the
safety of buildings used in providing healthcare, insuring loans to
encourage the development of healthcare facilities, and facilitating
development of sustained capacity for communities to address local
healthcare issues. The Health Care Information Division provides
hospital data including patient discharge and financial data.
California Department of Education presents data collected from
California schools and learning support resources to identify trends and
educational needs and to measure performance.
and Analytical Studies Branch of CDHCS compiles official statistics and undertakes analytical studies that
inform policy and assist DHCS in achieving its mission and goals. The
data presented mainly focused on Medi-Cal services and includes section
related to Women's Health.
California Attorney General has the duty to collect, analyze, and report
statistical data, which provide valid measures of crime and the criminal
justice process to government and the citizens of California. The site
contains statistical tables, reports, publications, links to federal,
state, and local agency statistics, and links to other criminal
The California Adolescent Health Data Set is a collection of
California-wide and county specific data about the health status of
adolescents. The compiled data is contained in a single Excel
spreadsheet, making it easy to access data on over 50 adolescent health
indicators, such as physical, sexual/reproductive, or mental health. The
dataset spreadsheet is made up of several worksheets that enable the
user to view raw data or display charts for each indicator.
responsible for developing and providing risk managers in state and
local government agencies with toxicological and medical information
relevant to decisions involving public health. The site presents data
reports on risks posed by hazardous substances.
The Demographic Research Unit of the California Department of Finance is
designated as the single official source of demographic data for state
planning and budgeting.
The California Obesity Prevention Program (COPP)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
funded program within the California Department
of Public Health (CDPH) that works to increase
physical activity, improve nutrition, and
prevent obesity among all Californians. The
website contains links to various obesity
related data sources.
The YRBSS was developed in 1990 to monitor
priority health risk behaviors that contribute
markedly to the leading causes of death,
disability, and social problems among youth and
adults0 in the United States.
The mission of the Data
Resource Center (DRC) is to take the voices of parents, gathered through
the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) and the National Survey
of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN), and share the
results through this free online resource. Easy access to children's
health data allows researchers, policymakers, family advocates and
consumers to work together to promote a higher quality health care
system for children, youth and families.
COUNT, a project of the
Annie E. Casey Foundation
is a national and state-by-state effort to track that status of children
in the U.S. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of
child well-being, KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local, state, and national
discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children.
sexual activity, contraceptive use, and fertility, focusing particularly
on teens and young adults, to help program providers and policy makers
develop strategies for preventing unintended pregnancies, nonmarital
births, and sexually transmitted infections.
The National Adolescent Health Information Center
(NAHIC) was established in 1993 with funding from
the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It
is based within the University of California, San
Francisco's Division of Adolescent Medicine,
Department of Pediatrics and Institute for Health
Policy Studies. The overall goal of NAHIC is to
improve the health of adolescents by serving as a
national resource for adolescent health
information and research and to assure the
integration, synthesis, coordination and
dissemination of adolescent health-related
The mission of the National Campaign to Prevent
Teen Pregnancy is to improve the well-being of
children, youth, and families by reducing teen
pregnancy. The Campaign's goal is to reduce the
rate of teen pregnancy by one-third between 1996
The purpose of the William T.
Grant Foundation is to further the understanding
of human behavior through research. The
Foundation’s mission focuses on improving the
lives of youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States.
The foundation invests primarily in high quality
empirical studies. Its Current Research
Priorities are understanding and improving social
settings such as families, schools, peer groups,
and organizations, and how these social settings
affect youth. Its Priorities also
focus on the use and influence of scientific
evidence in policy and practice. To a more
limited extent, the Foundation supports
capacity-building, communication, and youth
CDC's Division of Adolescent and
School Health (DASH) supports
surveillance of youth risk behaviors
and school health policies and
practices and hosts related data on
Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the
nation's people and economy. The latest National Census data is made
available on this site.
Child Care and Early Education
Research Connections (CCEERC) promotes high
quality research in child care and early
education and the use of that research in policy
The mission of The Commonwealth Fund is to
promote a high performing health care system
that achieves better access, improved quality,
and greater efficiency, particularly for
society's most vulnerable, including low-income
people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young
children, and elderly adults.