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Data Resources Program (DRP)

DRP provides health data and information support to the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCH) and Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN), located in the Division of Family Health and Preparedness (DFHP).

The mission of Data Resources Program (DRP) is to assist the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) bureaus in the effective use of data, analytic, and web resources to support the performance of the public health core functions and essential services.

Program Activity:

  • Provide coordination, technical assistance and oversight for submission of State Title V MCH Block Grant Application and Annual Report.
  • Provide analytic support to bureau staff in conducting surveillance and epidemiologic studies to understand the health issues of maternal and child populations.
  • Analyze various data sets (vital records, hospital discharge, CSHCN program specific data, Medicaid, autism, and survey data) and prepare surveillance and research reports to identify the health issues and morbidities affecting mothers and children.
  • Build epidemiologic capacity within the bureaus by organizing and conducting the Bureau Data and Information Group (DIG) and the MCH Epidemiology Network meetings to provide venues to facilitate communication regarding data projects and data needs.
  • Provide expertise on research methodology, database design, survey development, and grant application to bureau programs.

The program major aims: