Child Health USA 2014

4/2015

Child Health USA 2014 is the latest in the series of annual reports on the health status and service needs of America’s infants, children, and adolescents. Key findings are outlined in each section.

POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS
There were approximately 74 million children under 18 years of age living in the United States in 2013, representing 23.3 percent of the population.

HEALTH STATUS AND BEHAVIORS
Indicators of child health and well-being are essential for identifying priority areas for the development and assessment of health interventions.

HEALTH SERVICES FINANCING AND UTILIZATION
The availability of and access to health care services is important for ensuring the health and well-being of U.S. children. Without these services, children are at risk of poor health outcomes.

SPECIAL FEATURES
Areas of special significance to children’s health from Medical Home to the Affordable Care Act.

Source: Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Available at: http://mchb.hrsa.gov/chusa14/index.html

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