The CAHMI is pleased to announce that national and state estimates for all Title V National Performance Measures (NPMs) and National Outcome Measures (NOMs)
from the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) are now available on the CAHMI's Data Resource Center interactive data query . After much hard work and collaboration with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), these select data are available to assist you in your data needs! 

You can view and compare the data at the national, state, and HRSA region-level. Further, the data can be stratified into more than 20 subgroups.

We will continue to add 2016 NSCH estimates to the DRC’s interactive data query in the coming months, and will announce data availability via this newsletter and social media. In the meantime, the full 2016 NSCH public-use file (PUF) is now available on the Census Bureau's NSCH page .
Please note the PUF is a raw dataset with some variables recoded. CAHMI will work quickly to create the fully coded data file and codebooks for downloading. Until then, for questions on the official PUF dataset available now, please see the Census Bureau's 2016 NSCH FAQs or e-mail them at .

To assist in your use of the 2016 NSCH PUF, the Data Resource Center provides several “learn about” documents. The first of these documents can be found below.

In the coming months, the DRC will also be providing 2016 NSCH “fast facts” and a series of detailed FAQs that address the many new methods, variables, and variable changes for the 2016 NSCH. Additionally, see for more information.

Please note : Due to the methods changes for the 2016 NSCH you will notice estimates for many population subgroups within states are flagged as imprecise. These estimates are shown in gray or unavailable. Further documentation is forthcoming to guide data users. For questions now, please e-mail us at .
New Local-Level Data Feature Now Available on the DRC for California!
Another exciting feature to debut on the DRC website is our new Local Area Data Profile for California. We developed this feature as part of a project with The California Endowment and the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.
The feature is simple for now and allows you to view county and city level estimates using data from the 2011/12 National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) and the 2008-2012 American Community Survey (ACS). Data is currently available only for California cities and counties with populations of 70,000 people or more.

You can use this feature to view tables and maps which compare child, youth, and family health and well-being estimates from the 2011/12 NSCH across California cities and counties. We hope to expand this feature to include automated infographics and other features, as well as to other states. If your state would like to partner with the CAHMI to do so, please email us at
New Special Issue of Academic Pediatrics on Child Well-Being and Adverse Childhood Experiences
A special issue of Academic Pediatrics , now available in print and for free online, includes 28 research papers and commentaries addressing the need and possibility to prevent and heal the epidemic of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and advance child well-being in the U.S.  
This issue was led by the CAHMI and Academy Health with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and over 500 authors, co-authors and contributors to the national agenda set forth in the journal. See Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Press Release and an AcademyHealth blog on this issue.

This journal features a national agenda, " Prioritizing Possibilities for Child and Family Well-Being, " that lays out four primary goals: translating the science of ACEs and well-being into children's health services; cultivating cross-sector collaboration to address structural inequalities and establish collective action; restoring and rewarding promotion of safe and nurturing relationships and community engagement in healing and prevention of ACEs; and having widespread "launch and learn" research, innovation, and implementation efforts, including citizen science and longitudinal studies.

Critical to this agenda is understanding the measures and assessment tools central to policy and practice efforts. The paper " Methods to Assess Adverse Childhood Experiences of Children and Families, " led CAHMI Director Christina Bethell, assessed the state of tools used to evaluate ACEs. The researchers identified and compared 14 assessment tools for children and adults as well as validating the ACEs measure included in the National Survey of Children's Health. “Childhood adversity is strongly linked to the health and school success of children and youth. Counting exposures rather than specific events holds up,” Dr. Bethell says.

Many other papers echoed the need for paradigm shifting approaches in policy and practice and the central role of relationships to creating integrated systems of care as well as preserving existing EPSDT and Medicaid funding critical to child health. While there is still work to do, these papers and others in this issue demonstrate ways we can begin to take widespread action to translate the evidence on preventing and mitigating the epidemic of intergenerational trauma associated with ACEs and catalyze a new epidemic of child and youth flourishing in the US.