Data Sources and Information
General Data Sources
The following general data sources can be used to find population based data by year/demographic.
- The Data Source Handbook, California Department of Finance, Demographic Research Unit*
- Department of Finance, Demographic Research*
- Healthy City, Information and Action for Social Change*
- Measure of America, A Portrait of California, Project of the Social Science Research Council
DATA SOURCES FOR CALIFORNIA'S CHILDREN
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Resilience
Adverse childhood experiences and resilience factors influence child development and adult outcomes.
Centers for Disease Control
Kidsdata.org (California ACEs Data)
California Health Interview Survey*
The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, funded in part by First 5 California, offers data in formats such as the AskCHIS query tool, Health Profiles, and special publications.
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income, and teen births in nearly every county in America. The annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. The Roadmaps provide guidance and tools to understand the data, and strategies that communities can use to move from education to action.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation integrates multiple sources of data on children.
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.
Brandeis University, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, diversitydatakids.org
Diversitydatakids.org is a state-of the art research project designed to meet the urgent need for a national, integrated information source that helps identify who children are, what children need and how to improve opportunities for all children.
Maternal Infant and Health Assessment Survey
The Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program of the California Department of Public Health surveys mothers who have recently given birth in California.
Child Care Data Reports*
The Child Development Division of the California Department of Education provides public information.
California Child Welfare Indicators Project*
The California Child Welfare Indicators Project is a collaborative venture between the University of California at Berkeley and the California Department of Social Services. The project is housed in the School of Social Welfare and provides policymakers, child welfare workers, researchers, and the public with direct access to customizable information on California’s entire child welfare system.
United States Census Bureau
The United States Census Bureau collects data on children through multiple surveys and the decennial census.
EVALUATION REFERENCE DOCUMENTS – FIRST 5 CALIFORNIA
- Special Needs Definition (Posted 01/02/2008)
*These resources may be especially useful for counties receiving SPCFA.