These Obesity Factsheets were created to provide national, state and county-based data regarding childhood overweight and obesity prevalence and the environmental and behavioral factors that influence health. They are designed to make relevant population data more readily available to local advocates and decision makers.
These factsheets offer information specific to your state on a variety of policy issues impacting (and being impacted by) childhood obesity, such as overall prevalence rates compared with other states and disparities/variations by race, insurance, and income level.
- The 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health and analysis by the CAHMI’s Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (www.childhealthdata.org).
These factsheets compare healthy lifestyle indicators in one county to those of the entire state and its best-performing counties. They offer information on overall population health as well as socioeconomic factors that determine the resources available for health.
- The 2010 County Health Rankings, which are compiled by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute through a collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/).
- The 2010 Food Environment Atlas, which is a project of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) that sources data from the U.S. Census and the USDA (http://www.ers.usda.gov/foodatlas/).
Factsheets by State
Early Childhood Data in Action
Three case studies from communities leveraging data to improve early childhood outcomes. Specifically, readers will uncover how to develop a culture of data collection, build local capacity, and use data to inform critical public policy decisions.
Metrics for Early Childhood Systems: A National Scan
This report provides the results of a national scan of metrics used by early childhood systems and initiatives to assess the well-being of young children and their families. Along with a detailed list of all metrics scanned, the report includes observations and recommendations about the state of early childhood data, an overview of common challenges, and recommendations about the most important opportunities to advance measurement and data use in the field of early childhood development and care.
Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems CoIIN Learning Session Resources
Resources from the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems CoIIN summer conference. Click in for on-site videos of two powerful panel presentations and a compilation of popular tools and resources.
Aligning Title V, Healthy Start, and Families to Increase New Mother Wellness in New Jersey
This issue brief provides insight into the critical role family and patient engagement plays in improving maternal and infant health outcomes. By looking at how New Jersey engaged mothers in its efforts to improve postpartum visit rates, and thus increase new mother wellness, this issue brief provides a road map for using patient and family engagement to optimize interventions.
Lessons in Demonstrating Return on Investment of Statewide Perinatal Health Improvement Initiatives
This issue brief highlights Oklahoma and Tennessee's experiences assessing the economic impact of statewide perinatal health improvement initiatives. Their findings can help other states prove the return on investment of public health initiatives and make the case for future efforts.
Early Childhood Developmental Screening and Title V: Building Better Systems
This issue brief provides insight into the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant developmental screening activities across the country. It aims to inform public health professionals, partners and stakeholders of different developmental screening-related strategies that could be applied in communities, and to provide connections to states highlighted for their work on this topic.