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Get BHC Data

The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research makes available health profiles that present important data from the 2009 and 2015 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) oversample of 14 Building Healthy Communities (BHC) sites. They provide a snapshot of key health findings within each community, and can be used to mobilize friends and neighbors, advocate for improved health, secure greater resources, and guide community planning.

Differences between 2009 and 2015 Estimates
Data collection between the 2009 and 2015 CHIS BHC oversample differs in both sampling strategy, and eligible population. Due to these differences, we do not recommend comparing between 2009 and 2015 BHC estimates. Learn more about BHC data collection.

BHC 2015 Online Health Profiles
The 2015 BHC health profiles describe the health of adults (age 18 and over), teen (age 12 to 17) and children (age 0 to 11). Use the online BHC profiles to explore health estimates for your community, and export them in PDF format. Click here to access the 2015 BHC online profiles.

BHC 2009 Health Profiles
The 2009 BHC health profiles provide estimates on the health of young adults (age 40 and younger), parents with children under age 18 and younger, teens (age 12 to 17), and children (age 0 to 11) living in the BHC sites. These PDF reports are available in both English and Spanish. Click here to access the 2009 BHC profiles.

Fact Sheet
Three-Fourths of Children and Parents in Califonia's Building Healthy Communities Sites Eligible for Health Insurance Expansions.
July 18, 2013
Authors: Shana Alex Lavarreda, PhD, MPP and Sophie Snyder.