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Community & Public Health Nursing : Special Populations


America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2010
Report published annually by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (Forum) about the well-being of children and families.

PeriStats (March of Dimes) Developed by the March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center. Uses freely accessible national, state, county, or city data. Create graphs, maps, and tables.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
Monitors health risk behaviors in youths and young adults. Includes data on obesity, asthma, seat belt usage, drunk driving, weapons in schools, bullying, alcohol, drug, & tobacco use, sexual behaviors, pregnancy, and STDS, etc.

Administration for Children & Families
Find statistics about adoption, foster care, child abuse, neglect, and child welfare.

People with Disabilities

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Department of Education. Information and statistics from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

US Census Bureau disability page 

Cornell University Disability Statistics  Links to disability stats plus tips on how to find and use them

Disabilities Statistics Center, UCSF  Order data but still useful; Institute for Health and Aging at the University of California, San Francisco

National Institute of Mental Health