The Boston Child Health Study is a the first of its kind assessment of child health in Boston. This three-part study is a collaboration between Boston Children's Hospital and the Boston Public Health Commission that will provide more comprehensive data on child health status and quality of life, the relationship between environment and child health, and health care utilization among children in Boston than ever before.
The Boston Child Health Study includes:
- A random digit-dial phone survey of 2,100 Boston parents and caregivers of children ages 0 to 17 years that will provide data on a range of child health issues from the parent perspective;
- An environmental assessment of Boston neighborhoods through a child health lens using citywide GIS data; and
- An analysis of Medicaid claims data for children ages 0 to 17 years to identify prevalence of child health issues by zip code, and trends in healthcare utilization.
Data collected as part of the Boston Child Health Study will provide critical new tools for healthcare providers, public health organizations, and advocacy groups as they inform and advocate for family-centered approaches to improving child health in Boston communities. For more information about the study, please contact the Research and Evaluation Office at (617) 534-4757.
- Boston Survey of Children's Health: Parent and Caregiver Perspectives
- Child Health Assessment and Mapping Project