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 - Infant
and Child Health
primary goal of the Data Mining Project is to provide comprehensive data
about the low-income 0-5 population in Los Angeles County. PHFE WIC
collaborates with the California State WIC Program and the six other
Local Agency WIC Programs in Los Angeles County to collect and analyze
WIC data. Funded by First 5 LA, the project examines WIC administrative
data and administers periodic surveys of WIC families in order to
examine and address the needs of the low-income community.
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.
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.
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.
Maternal and Infant Health Assessment, or MIHA, is an annual,
statewide-representative survey of women with a recent live birth in
California. MIHA collects self-reported information about maternal and
infant experiences and about maternal attitudes and behaviors before,
during and shortly after pregnancy. It is implemented by the
Epidemiology, Assessment and Program Development Branch of the Maternal,
Child and Adolescent Health Program of the California Department of
Public Health in collaboration with the University of California, San
Francisco Center on Social Disparities in Health.
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.
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
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 California Child Care Resource & Referral Network compiles data
about the state and each of the 58 counties in California, to understand
and to assist policymakers and communities to best understand child care
supply and demand at the local, regional, and statewide level.
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 Improved Perinatal Outcome
Data Reports (IPODR) are intended to provide
information on which to base health planning and
allocation decisions, and evaluation of these
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.
American FactFinder at US Census Bureau
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.