California County Data Sources

California County MCAH Data Resources​
Topical listing of useful data sources for the California Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health community.

California County Data Spreadsheets
These pages contain data spreadsheets intended specifically for California Counties and Health Jurisdictions, and reference documents for their interpretation.

Local MCAH Program Scope of Work Data Sources
This page contains data necessary for the California counties to complete their Scope of Work.

County Health Status Profiles
County Health Status Profiles (Profiles) reports data on selected public health indicators chosen in collaboration with local health officers and epidemiologists. This annual report provides California and county age-adjusted rates, crude rates, or percentages for mortality, infant mortality, morbidity conditions, and other public health related categories. These three-year average rates and percentages are ranked and compared to the target rates established in the Healthy People National Objectives. The report also provides a comparison of current period to previous period rates and percentages for California and the counties.  Profiles publication typically occurs in conjunction with National Public Health Week. 

MIHA, the Maternal and Infant Health Assessment, is a population-based survey of women with a recent live birth in California that collects information about maternal experiences, attitudes and behaviors before, during and shortly after pregnancy. Topics include: health status, nutrition, weight, health insurance, service utilization and content, breastfeeding, infant sleep, pregnancy intention, family planning, intimate partner violence, substance use, hardships, income and dental care during pregnancy.
MIHA statewide results are available for subgroups of women based on maternal age, education, income, prenatal health insurance, and race/ethnicity. MIHA results are also available for the 20 California counties with the greatest numbers of births and at multi-county regional levels., 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. allows users to easily find, customize, and use data on more than 500 measures of child health and well being. Data are available for every county, city, school district, and legislative district in California.
IMPORTANT NOTE: the data on have not been tested for statistical significance, except in a few cases where noted. Apparent trends over time and differences across regions and among demographic groups may or may not be statistically significant.

*NEW* Area-Level (State and County) Pediatric Quality Indicators for California (2005-2014)
Using a methodology developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), OSHPD calculates six individual and three composite Pediatric Quality Indicators (PDIs), which identify hospital admissions for children, that may be preventable through access to high-quality outpatient care. The conditions measured by these indicators include asthma, diabetes with short-term complications, gastroenteritis, perforated appendix, and urinary tract infection. The prevalence of low birth weight (<2500 grams) in newborns is also measured in the PDI module. When used in combination with other community, environmental and behavioral information, these indicators are an important starting point for assessing the effectiveness of healthcare access, delivery, and related interventions.