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Resources

This is a community-driven website. If you are aware of other resources to include on this page, please contact Michelle Nicholson (mnichols@inghamisd.org) for child related ones and Angela Waters Austin (aaustin@ingham.org) for youth and young adult related ones.

The following are data sources, readings, and other general resources related to health of young children, youth and young adults:

Young Children

Child Trends maintains a databank with  more than 100 indicators of child and youth well-being and effective programs to enhance children’s development. Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies children at all stages of development.

Acededo-Garcia, D., Osypuk, T.L., McArdle, N. & Williams, D.R. (2008). Toward a policy-relevant analysis of geographic and racial/ethnic disparities in child health. Health Affairs, 27(2), 321-333.

Michigan Department of Community Health, Public Health Administration Health Disparities Workgroup

Ingham Great Start Collaborative (Birth to Five) Report to the Community on the Well-being of Ingham County's Young Children and their Families (2007)

Youth

Ingham County Health Department Publications

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults. The YRBSS includes a national school-based survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state, territorial, tribal, and local surveys conducted by state, territorial, and local education and health agencies and tribal governments.

Local Data Ingham County and Capital Area

Young Adults

Ingham County Health Department Publications

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults. The YRBSS includes a national school-based survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state, territorial, tribal, and local surveys conducted by state, territorial, and local education and health agencies and tribal governments.

Local Data Ingham County and Capital Area