This report provides a summary of Healthy Development Summit II: Changing frames and expanding partnerships to promote children’s mental health and social/emotional wellbeing. The Summit assembled a diverse group of stakeholders together to generate ideas for new ways to move forward to promote young children’s positive mental health. The second of two summits, this summit focused on the application of the research to practice and policy across sectors of society; that is using what we know to inform what we do. As with the first summit, this Summit focused on early childhood (birth to age eight) because the science is very solid in early childhood development. The Summit also built on momentum for change from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act3 (2010), which has multiple components related to prevention and positive mental health that may provide new opportunities for promoting young children’s mental health. Finally, the Summit built on heightened public interest in mental health, particularly in young people, due to media and policymakers’ attention to school violence, bullying, and youth suicide.
This PEW Research Center document on The Business Case for Home Visiting emphasizes the compelling evidence that home visitation promotes learning and success, and ultimately why it matters to business leaders.
A video on social determinants of health by Dr. Camara Jones, along with a list of resources.
The Results First Clearinghouse Database is an online resource that brings together information on the effectiveness of social policy programs from nine national clearinghouses. It applies color-coding to the clearinghouses’ distinct rating systems, creating a common language that enables users to quickly see where each program falls on a spectrum from negative impact to positive impact. As such, this database can help users easily access and understand the evidence base for a variety of programs.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services, conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats.
US Department of Health and Human Services research programs expand scientific understanding of health care, public health, human services, biomedical research, and availability of safe food and drugs.
The 32nd edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT® Data Book describes how children across the United States were faring before — and during — the coronavirus pandemic. This 2021publication continues to deliver the Foundation’s annual state rankings and the latest available data on child well-being. It identifies multiyear trends — comparing statistics from 2010 to 2019. In addition, the report shares data on how families endured throughout the pandemic.
The Urban Institute's Data Catalog includes data sets on education, family, health policy, poverty, children, labor force, housing, race, economic growth, youth, immigration and more.
The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evidence Review identified programs with evidence of effectiveness in reducing teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and associated sexual risk behaviors. This site allows you to find and compare programs, as well as review resources. No longer an active program, the information found on this website is archival as of September 2019.
State health department portals are a comprehensive source for community health assessment, public, and population health data. The data portals are developed to provide a convenient access point for health-related data. Depending on your state, areas of information may include health and behavior, demographics, communicable disease, maternal and child health, environmental health, social determinants of health, injury and violence and mental health to name a few. This site aims to protect health and promote wellbeing of residents.