The Community Pediatrics
program at the American Academy of Pediatrics has a wide range of data sources and statistics on children's health, including mental health data..
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC Web site ptovides mental health data and statistics.
The CDC's Office of Minority Health produced a report entitled Health Disparities in Mental Health
that includes facts and data about mental health and barriers to care issues experienced by specific minority groups and lists steps to reduce and eliminate the disparity in care and treatment accessibility between non-minority and minority populations.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) provides guidance and technical assistance to decision makers at all levels of government on the design, structure, content, and use of mental health information systems, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of mental health programs and services delivery. The CMHS operates the only program in the nation that focuses on the development of data standards that provide the basis for uniform, comparable, high-quality statistics on mental health services, making it a model in the health care statistics field.
The SAMHSA's Office of Applied Studies (OAS)
provides the latest national data on: (1) alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and other drug abuse; (2) drug-related emergency department episodes and medical examiner cases; and (3) the nation's substance abuse treatment system.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The NIH has a compilation of statistical mental health resources.
Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
The MCHB Web site provides a list of resources, training, surveys and reports, including a report entitled National Survey of Children With Special Health Care Needs