Data related to children and youth with special health needs

Every five years the 2010 Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant is designed to help states improve the health of all mother and children, including the most vulnerable populations—children with special health care needs, those that are hard–to–reach, low–income, and racial and ethnic minority populations.

The Minnesota Student Survey data/information at the the Minnesota Department of Human Services web site provides a comprehensive picture of Minnesota youth by asking questions about school, activities, and health. Responses to these questions can be used by educators, parents, communities, and youth themselves to identify the strengths of young people and to respond to their needs and concerns.

National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs Interactive Database provides information about CYSHCN in all 50 States and the District of Columbia. The National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention oversaw the sampling and telephone interviews for the National Survey of CSHCN. This survey is also known as The State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey (SLAITS)

Data related to birth defects

Birth Defects Surveillance Report: Cumulative Data, 2006-2009 (PDF) includes the case counts and prevalence for 45 categories of birth defects for children born in 2006 through 2009. The data include infants born in Minnesota facilities to mothers residing in Minnesota at the time of birth.

The Minnesota Environmental Public Health Tracking Program collects and analyzes data about environmental hazards, people´s exposures to them and the health of the population. It makes these data accessible to the public through the MN Public Health Data Access Portal. The MN EPHT Program is part of the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network.

National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) is a volunteer–based organization that addresses the issues of birth defects surveillance, research and prevention under one umbrella by maintaining a national network of state and population–based birth defects programs.

Data related to Newborn & Child Follow–Up

The Newborn Hearing Screening Advisory Committee releases the Minnesota Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Annual Report for Data. This report includes data related EHDI goals, indicators, and benchmarks. This information is based on the national goals, program objectives, and performance measures for the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Tracking and Surveillance System from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).