The Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau released two reports on the health status and service needs of infants, children, adolescents, children with special health care needs, and women in the United States. Each report reflects an increasingly diverse population, highlights emerging issues and trends, profiles health from a variety of sources, and serves as a reference for policymakers and program managers.
The reports include the following:
- Child Health USA 2012 provides both graphical and textual summaries of secondary data on over 50 heath-related indicators. Topics include population characteristics; health status of infants, children, and adolescents; health services financing and use; and state, rural, and urban data.
- Women's Health USA 2012 presents a collection of current and historical data on health challenges facing women, their families, and their communities. Topics include population characteristics, health behaviors, health indicators, reproductive and maternal health, special populations, and health-service use.