Why Support CHIS?
Secretary, California Health and Human Services Agency
"State policymakers regularly rely on the integrity of CHIS data. We have hard decisions to make and now, more than ever, this data is essential to the well-being of the people of California."
Ronald W. Chapman
Director, California Department of Public Health
"I'm a huge fan of CHIS. As Director, I heavily rely on its data, in terms of the decisions I make, and the decisions that our state's Assemblymembers, Senators and Governor make. It's hard to imagine what it'd be like to apply for funding and make decisions without CHIS."
"In the beginning...we just didn’t have good data, good information about what was happening. CHIS has filled that void."
President and CEO, The California Endowment
"CHIS data is remarkably important to our advocacy efforts and our work with the media. It gives us a baseline of the state's problems so that we can tell if we're making progress."
Executive Director, Health Access
"CHIS helps reveal who is getting and who is not getting mental health care, and who needs mental health care. It is the only good source of this information available."
Executive Director, Mental Health Association in California
"We use CHIS to look at whether or not what we are doing is effective."
Director, California Department of Mental Health, 1993-2010
Executive Director, First 5
"The CHIS survey is the only survey in California that focuses on children ages 0-5."
"We have used CHIS data to really understand the barriers that communities of colors face when getting the care that they need."
Executive Director, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
Vice President, Health Informatics
"CHIS data adds credibility to all the work that we do."