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Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Maternal, Child, & Adolescent Health Programs

600 S. Commonwealth Ave.,
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 639-6400
Fax: (213) 639-1034

Data Sources - Infant and Child Health

The California Child Care Resource & Referral Network compiles data about the state and each of the 58 counties in California, to understand and to assist policymakers and communities to best understand child care supply and demand at the local, regional, and statewide level.

The L.A. County WIC Data Mining Research Partnership between PHFE WIC and First 5 LA addresses critical gaps in information about low-income families in L.A. County. is a gateway to comprehensive data about the health and well being of children across California. The site offers data for every city, county, and school district in the state, making it easy to monitor trends and pinpoint disparities.
Healthy City provides data and mapping tools to help in building a better community. Customized maps of California counties including L.A. county can be generated using user uploaded data.
The Health Information and Research Section (HIRS) is responsible for stewardship and distribution of vital statistics data (births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriage) and provides written reports and data tables analyzing these data. HIRS also assesses California's progress toward Healthy People health indicators and coordinates the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) for the Departments of Public Health and Health Care Services.
The Maternal and Infant Health Assessment, or MIHA, is an annual, statewide-representative survey of women with a recent live birth in California. MIHA collects self-reported information about maternal and infant experiences and about maternal attitudes and behaviors before, during and shortly after pregnancy. It is implemented by the Epidemiology, Assessment and Program Development Branch of the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program of the California Department of Public Health in collaboration with  the University of California, San Francisco Center on Social Disparities in Health.
HCAI is committed to expanding equitable access to health care for all Californians—ensuring every community has the health workforce they need, safe and reliable health care facilities, and health information that can help make care more effective and affordable.
Find out about Statistics and Reports produced by Department programs as well as links to other data related to DHCS programs. DHCS is actively adding data to the CHHS Open Data Portal. To interact with DHCS data on the CHHS Open Data Portal, visit
The California Attorney General has the duty to collect, analyze, and report statistical data, which provide valid measures of crime and the criminal justice process to government and the citizens of California. The site contains statistical tables, reports, publications, links to federal, state, and local agency statistics, and links to other criminal statistics services.
OEHHA is responsible for developing and providing risk managers in state and local government agencies with toxicological and medical information relevant to decisions involving public health. The site presents data reports on risks posed by hazardous substances.
The Demographic Research Unit of the California Department of Finance is designated as the single official source of demographic data for state planning and budgeting.

KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track that status of children in the U.S. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local, state, and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children.

The Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health (DRC) is a non-profit, national data resource providing easy access to children’s health data on a variety of important topics, including the health and well-being of children and access to quality care. The DRC is sponsored by a cooperative agreement from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The DRC is an initiative of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative,  a nationally recognized leader in improving the health and well-being of children through a focus on the application of standardized measures to document and improve the quality of care.
The US Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. The latest National Census data is made available on this site.
Child Care and Early Education Research Connections (CCEERC) promotes high quality research in child care and early education and the use of that research in policy making.
Child Care and Early Education Research Connections (CCEERC) promotes high quality research in child care and early education and the use of that research in policy making.

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