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CHIS Resources

Data from the California Health Interview Survey has been used by a wide range of organizations in their own publications and online tools.  A selected list of recent resources using CHIS includes:

Online Data Resources:

ACA 411 
California Healthcare Foundation
ACA 411 is a web query tool that allows users to track the progress of health care reform in California.

2014 California County Report Card
Children Now
The child advocacy organization's web tool gives users access to children’s health, education and welfare data at the county level.

Health Disparities Calculator 
National Cancer Institute
The Health Disparities Calculator (HD*Calc) is a statistical software designed to generate multiple summary measures to evaluate and monitor health disparities (HD).  
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health offers more than 300 indicators on the health and well being of children in communities across California.

Healthy City
The Advancement Project
Healthy City is an information + action resource that unites community voices, rigorous research and innovative technologies to solve the root causes of social inequity. Healthy City provides the public sector with actionable information such as data, maps, and service referrals through its easy-to-use online platform.

Breathe California
Golden Gate Public Health Partnership
The non-profit supplies data on lung disease, prevalence of asthma and related issues in Northern California coastal counties.

Long Beach Community Health Dashboard
City of Long Beach
The online dashboard tool uses data from AskCHIS Neighborhood Edition to help users find rates of obesity, diabetes and more by city ZIP Code.


"Ten-Year Trends in the Health of Young Children in California: 2003 to 2011-2012" (2015)
First 5 California

"Stigma, Discrimination, and Well-Being Among California Adults Experiencing Mental Health Challenges" (2015)
California Mental Health Services Administration

"Californians with the Top Chronic Conditions: 11 Million and Counting" (2015)
California HealthCare Foundation

"California Wellness Plan 2014"
California Department of Public Health

"A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Orange County" (2014)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance

"Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Health & Wellness Profile, 2014"
Riverside County Public Health Department

"The Health of Latino Families and Children in California" (2014)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health

"California Physicians: Surplus or Scarcity?" (2014)
California Healthcare Foundation

"Obesity-Linked Cancers" (2013)
UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement

"Report on the Status of Women and Girls" (2013)
Mount St. Mary's College

"Medi-Cal Expansion under the Affordable Care Act: Significant Increase in Coverage with Minimal Cost to the State" (2013)
UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education

"Same-Sex Legal Marriage and Psychological Well-Being: Findings from the California Health Interview Survey" (2012)
American Journal of Public Health

"Findings from a New Survey Among California Voters 40 and Older on Long-Term Care" (2012)
The SCAN Foundation

"After Millions of Californians Gain Health Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act, Who Will Remain Uninsured?" (2012)
UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education

"National Healthcare Disparities Report" (2012)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

"All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families" (2011)
LGBT Movement Advancement Project

"California Voters 40 and Older Are Struggling to Make Ends Meet and Financially Unprepared for Growing Older" (2011)
Lake Research Partners

"Indicators of Climate Change in California: Environmental Justice Impacts" (2010)
California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

"The President’s Health Reform Proposal: Impact On Access and Affordability in Calif." (2010)
UC Berkeley Labor Center

"Health Indicators for Women in Los Angeles County: Highlighting Disparities by Ethnicity and Poverty Level" (2010)
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Office of Women’s Health and Office of Health Assessment & Epidemiology

"Dental Health Agenda for Children" (2010)
The Children’s Partnership 2010

"America’s Uninsured Crisis: Consequences for Health and Health Care" (2009)
Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

"Healthy People 2010: A 2007 Profile of Health Status in the San Joaquin Valley" (2009)
Central Valley Health Policy Institute

"Construction: Working Without a Healthcare Net" (2009)
Center on Policy Initiatives

"The State of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health California Report"
The California Asian Pacific Islander Joint  Legislative Caucus  (2009)

"The Medicare Buy-In for California" (2009)
Insure the Uninsured Project

"The Landscape of Opportunity: Cultivating Health Equity in California" (2009)
California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

"National Health Reform and California: The Estimated State Impacts and Costs for MediCal and Healthy Families" (2009)
Health Access