scribe the types of services that they need and use, to assess shortcomings in the system of care, and to provide estimates of health care coverage for all children. It is unclear whether it will be repeated.

  1. Disease Surveillance Systems (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)—Disease surveillance systems provide for the ongoing collection, analysis, and dissemination of data to prevent and control disease. Disease surveillance data are used by public health professionals, medical professionals, private industry, and interested members of the public.

  2. National Health Care Survey (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)—The survey collects data on the health care field and monitors health care use, the impact of medical technology, and the quality of care provided to a changing U.S. population.

  3. National Survey of America’s Families (Urban Institute)—The National Survey of American Families periodically gathers data on the well-being of children and adults for both a national sample and for large state samples 13 states. The survey provides quantitative measures of child, adult, and family well-being in America, with an emphasis on persons in low-income families. The survey incorporates ways of measuring changes in child well-being designed by Child Trends.

  4. Decennial Census (U.S. Census Bureau)—The decennial census collects population and housing data from the entire U.S. population and selective demographic data (e.g., ancestry, disability, income) from a 1-in-6 sample population subsample.

  5. National Household Survey on Drug Use and Health (formerly National Household Survey of Drug Abuse; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)—A survey on the prevalence, patterns, and consequences of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the United States.

  6. Global Youth Tobacco Survey (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)—World Health Organization and CDC developed the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) to track tobacco use among youth across countries using a common methodology and core questionnaire. The surveillance system is intended to enhance the capacity of countries to design, implement, and evaluate tobacco control and prevention programs.

  7. Youth Risk Behavior Survey (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)—A nationally coordinated survey of each state that identifies high-risk youth behaviors through the use of school and classroom samples. Data from this survey are available for participating states every 2 years, enabling the moni-

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