Children with Special Health Care Needs
Online access to the NEWLY RELEASED 2005/06 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs
The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) has recently announced the release of the 2005/06 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN). Visit the CAHMI Data Resource Center (DRC) website for "point and click" online access to national- and state-level findings for over 100 child health indicators. Users can also select and download findings for various population subgroups, including household income level, race/ethnicity, and insurance coverage.
The NS-CSHCN is a national survey sponsored and designed by the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau. It is administered by the National Center for Health Statistics and was conducted for the first time in 2000/01, and repeated in 2005/06. The survey provides national and state-specific prevalence estimates for children with special health care needs, in combination with other information about their health, health care needs and the quality of care CSHCN receive.