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New Findings from the 2007 National Survey of Childrens Health (NSCH)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

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The Health Resources and Services Administrations Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is pleased to announce an upcoming DataSpeak program on findings from the brand new 2007 National Survey of Childrens Health (NSCH). This will be one of the very first presentations on the results of this important survey. The NSCH, funded by MCHB in partnership with the National Center for Health Statistics, examines the physical and emotional health of children from birth through 17 years of age. Emphasis is placed on factors that may be related to the well-being of children, including medical homes, family interactions, parental health, school experiences, and neighborhood safety.

The first presenter for the DataSpeak program will be Dr. Stephen Blumberg, who is the lead statistician for the State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey, which is the random-digit-dial survey mechanism used to conduct the NSCH. He will provide a foundation for the discussion by describing the conduct of the survey, including methods used to collect data, response rates, and differences in design between the 2003 and 2007 NSCH surveys. Dr. Michael Kogan, the director of MCHBs Office of Data and Program Development, will then discuss the purpose and potential uses for the survey, as well as highlights of findings. To round out the discussion, Dr. Christina Bethell, founding Director of The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, will discuss how to access results of the survey through the MCHB-supported Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health. Dr. Bethell will also present selected NSCH results at the State level.