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2021-2022 NSCH Downloadable Datasets and Codebooks

Now Available on CAHMI’s Data Resource Center

The Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (DRC), a project of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI), in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), is excited to announce the release of the 2021-2022 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) datasets and codebooks. These resources are available through childhealthdata.org! Containing data from 104,995 children ages 0-17 years, DRC codebooks, available in SPSS, SAS, and Stata, provide the syntax and documentation used to create the estimates on the DRC’s interactive data query.

For more information and resources on the NSCH, such as fast facts, guides to topics and questions, methodology reports, survey instruments, and a crosswalk of survey items. Additional resources are available at HRSA MCHB’s NSCH webpage, including the NSCH Data Briefs. NSCH public use data files can be found on the U.S. Census Bureau’s NSCH page

Explore the new Title V Maternal Child Health Services Block Grant Measures


The new National Performance Measures (NPM), National Outcome Measures (NOM), and Standardized Measures (SM) for the Title V MCH Services Block Grant are available for the first time in the DRC 2021-2022 combined datasets! For more information on the Title V MCH Block Grant measures, click here. More information about the Title V MCH Block Grant and performance measurement system can be obtained at the MCHB website.

Exciting new data, available for the first time on the DRC’s 2022 NSCH Interactive Data Query, has just been launched. Check out the new measure for School Readiness (ages 3-5) to see how many kids in your state are on track for starting their educational journey. Also, a new housing instability measure is now live on the DRC. This important measure adds to the suite of measures on health equity that are already included in the NSCH.

More Data Coming Soon

Be on the lookout for the Across-State Comparison Tables and Across-State Comparison U.S. Maps with new National Performance Measures, National Outcome Measures, and Standardized Measures, coming soon, May 2024!

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U59MC27866, National Maternal and Child Health Data Resource Initiative, $4.5M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position of or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

The CAHMI is a center within the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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