Other Data Sources and Tools
The Browse Research and Data section of our website features national and state data on home visiting. Visitors seeking datasets or ideas for displaying data may also be interested in the following resources.
I want to find data about children and families, including datasets.
CDC Wonder connects researchers and the public with timely health data to promote information-driven decision making. The site gives users access to public health information offered through various resources maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
ChildStats.gov houses an annual report on national indicators of child well-being published by a collection of more than 20 government agencies. The site also lists contact information for federal employees with expertise using specific national data sets.
Child Trends’ DataBank offers plain-language explanations of research indicators, along with up-to-date estimates and trend data. Clicking on an indicator also pulls up related data sources and reports.
Data.gov lets users search nearly 200,000 datasets across federal agencies and subagencies. Results can be filtered by location, topics, dataset type, format, organization or bureau, and more.
Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health offers easy access to children’s health data collected from parents at the national, state, and regional levels. Information can be accessed in multiple ways, such as by interactive data query, downloadable datasets, and codebooks.
KIDS COUNT Data Center shares state and national data across six topics—demographics, economic well-being, education, family and community, safety and risky behaviors, and health. Data can also be analyzed by age, immigrant status, and race/ethnicity and presented as raw data, maps, or graphs.
National Center for Education Statistics serves as the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the United States and the world. Available data span topics related to children’s academic performance, early childhood learning experiences, postsecondary education information, and more.
I want to improve data collection and/or evaluation efforts for a home visiting program.
I am an awardee of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV).
MIECHV awardees can receive research- and evaluation-related technical assistance through the Design Options for Home Visiting Evaluation (DOHVE) project. Access resources from James Bell Associates.
Tribal MIECHV awardees can receive technical assistance in areas such as evaluation, performance measurement, continuous quality improvement, and more. Contact the Tribal Evaluation Institute.
I work for a home visiting service provider.
“Using Data to Measure Performance: A new framework for assessing the effectiveness of home visiting.” Published by the Pew Charitable Trusts, this October 2015 report suggests performance measures for evaluating home visiting programs. Recommendations include indicators in three categories: maternal health and achievement; child health, development, and safety; and parental skills and capacity.
I want to know how children and families are faring in various locations.
American Fact Finder allows users to search U.S. Census data for information about people, housing, businesses, and more across geographic areas. The community facts search tool includes variables such as population, age, education, income, and veteran status.
County Health Rankings and Roadmaps ranks counties and county equivalents to raise awareness about factors influencing health. Rankings center on health information gathered across nearly 20 national sources.
Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity maintains state profiles featuring a number of child- and family-oriented categories. Relevant data points include each state’s teen birth rate, child poverty rate, percent of children in foster care, number of enrollees in specific federal programs, and more.
I want to learn how to present data about families in my community.
Community Commons lets registered users create maps and data reports to promote change in their communities. The site also serves as a place to connect with peers and thought leaders over shared interests.
Diversitydatakids.org creates customized profiles, maps, and rankings based on user selections related to child demographics, well-being indicators, and location types.
Population Reference Bureau offers a hub for U.S. and international data across hundreds of indicators and thousands of locations. Users create customized reports that they can download, print, and share.