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Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Maternal, Child, and 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 primary goal of the Data Mining Project is to provide comprehensive data about the low-income 0-5 population in Los Angeles County. PHFE WIC collaborates with the California State WIC Program and the six other Local Agency WIC Programs in Los Angeles County to collect and analyze WIC data. Funded by First 5 LA, the project examines WIC administrative data and administers periodic surveys of WIC families in order to examine and address the needs of the low-income community. 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.
Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) was created to provide the State with an enhanced understanding of the structure and function of its healthcare delivery systems. The Mission of OSHPD is to promote healthcare accessibility through leadership in analyzing California's healthcare infrastructure, promoting a diverse and competent healthcare workforce, providing information about healthcare outcomes, assuring the safety of buildings used in providing healthcare, insuring loans to encourage the development of healthcare facilities, and facilitating development of sustained capacity for communities to address local healthcare issues. The Health Care Information Division provides hospital data including patient discharge and financial data.
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 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 Demographic Research Unit of the California Department of Finance is designated as the single official source of demographic data for state planning and budgeting.
The Improved Perinatal Outcome Data Reports (IPODR) are intended to provide information on which to base health planning and allocation decisions, and evaluation of these decisions.

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.

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