Now Available on Kidsdata: More Data About Kids with Special Needs

View a slideshow of data highlights from Children with Special Health Care Needs: A Profile of Key Issues in California

Kidsdata.org has just added wide-ranging data — dozens of measures in all — on the approximately 1.4 million children in California who have a special health care need.

These new indicators are drawn in part from a just released study which found that California ranks at or near the bottom compared to other states on multiple  measures of how well these children are faring. The report, Children with Special  Health Care Needs: A Profile of Key Issues in California, was commissioned by our  foundation and prepared by the Child and  Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative.

On kidsdata.org, we now offer more than 80 measures of the health and well being of children with special health care needs at the state level with a U.S. comparison. These data include:

And some data related to children with special needs are available at a local level:

In an effort to bring together those working on issues affecting children with special health care needs, the foundation is establishing the California Collaborative for Children with Special Health Care Needs. The goal of the collaborative is to create a shared agenda and advocate for meaningful and lasting system change — including improving over the long-term measures of how these children are faring. Sign up to be a part of this work >>

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