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Research & Statistics

Obtaining Data

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)

There are many useful resources on the HRSA and MCHB Web sites including national and State data, performance measurements and a State contact directory listing. The Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center (MCHIRC) is dedicated to the goal of helping MCH practitioners on the Federal, State and local levels to improve their capacity to gather, analyze and use data for planning and policymaking. The MCHIRC is funded by MCHB’s Office of Data and Information Management. The MCHIRC’s projects include:

  • Title V Information System data from annual Title V Block Grant applications and reports submitted by the 59 U.S. States, territories and jurisdictions. Information on key measures of maternal and child health in the United States.
  • MCH Program Data Abstracts continue to be made available online as collected from discretionary grant recipients.
  • Child Health USA includes population characteristics, health status of infants, children and adolescents, health services utilization, State- and city-level data and MCH measures and goals.
  • Women’s Health USA contains current and historical data on some of the most pressing health challenges facing women and their families. Data on health and health-related indicators is presented in three categories: population characteristics, health status and health services utilization.
  • Technical Assistance for State and local MCH Agencies
  • Additional Resources, including helpful links and publications
  • Archives of DataSpeak periodic telephone conference calls and Internet audioconferences on MCH topics.
  • Information on Graduate Student Internships with city and State health departments in MCH data evaluation and monitoring, program evaluation and needs assessment.