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The collection, processing, and interpretation of good data is central to the work of the Children's Health Collaborative. We are committed to efficiency and as such use available data wherever possible. We are grateful for the constant emerging research at the local, regional, and national level on issues directly related to children's health.

Below you will find direct links to much of the data we use in developing our projects, events, and initiatives at CHC.


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Healthy food

5-2-1-0 is a simple slogan to help parents, childcare providers, youth leaders, healthcare providers, business leaders, politicians, and others remember four important healthy living recommendations: Consume 5 or more fruits and vegetable servings, limit recreational screen time to 2 hours or less, get 1 hour of physical activity, drink 0 sugar-sweetened beverages

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2022 Indiana KIDS COUNT® Data Book Snapshot serves as a profile of the well-being of Hoosier youth.

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In 1990, Search Institute released a framework of 40 Developmental Assets, which identifies a set of skills, experiences, relationships, and behaviors that enable young people to develop into successful and contributing adults.

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The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six categories of health-related behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults.

Community Service

The Asset-Based Community Development Institute (ABCD) is at the center of a large and growing movement that considers local assets as the primary building blocks of sustainable community development.

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Social determinants of health are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.

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Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years). ACEs are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance use problems in adolescence and adulthood. ACEs can also negatively impact education, job opportunities, and earning potential. However, ACEs can be prevented.


Stanford Medicine released an article talking about the importance of brightly colored fruit in our diet. Not only is this important for your help but it can also help reduce the risk of certain cancers as well. 

This article specifically talks about phytochemicals and why it's important to have them in your diet and what foods you can find them in. 

Harvard University's Center on the Developing Child has so many great scientific, research driven, and interactive child development tools. This website talks about brain building through play, introducing IDEAS impact toolkit, and much more.

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