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Reports and Studies:

America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2012
Forum on Child and Family Statistics

This report provides statistics related to the main indicators of child health and well-being including demographics, family and social environments, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education and health. The report represents statistics from 22 participating federal agencies.

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Child Health USA, 2010
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration

This comprehensive report presents information on factors that positively or adversely affect a child’s health, including such areas as hospitalizations, health homes, prenatal care, bullying, and utilization of emergency rooms. 

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Community Pediatrics: Navigating the Intersection of Medicine, Public Health, and Social Determinants of Children’s Health.
American Academy of Pediatrics

This policy statement provides a framework for the pediatrician’s role in promoting the health and well-being of all children in the context of their families and communities. It provides a definition of “community pediatrics,” emphasizes the importance of recognizing the social determinants of health and asserts the need for providers to work across sectors to address child health needs.

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Annie E. Casey Foundation

This project, and the associated data books, provides state-specific, quality data and trend analysis on the health and well-being of children.

Read the data books:

The Mental and Emotional Well-Being of Children: A Portrait of States and the Nation
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration

This chart book is based on data from the 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health and includes state-specific analysis on key mental health indicators.

Read the chart book:

Mental Health Publications – various
National Institute of Mental Health

This governmental web site provides myriad publications on various mental health disorders affecting children including bipolar, anxiety, autism and ADHD.

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