National Survey of Children’s Health Fact Sheet
Health Resources and Services Administration, October 2018
Each year, the NSCH collects information on topics such as the presence of special health care needs, access to and utilization of health care, receipt of care in a medical home, family interactions, parental health, school and after-school experiences, and neighborhood characteristics. As an annual survey, it provides data for tracking progress toward achieving national health objectives.
In the event of a mental health or substance use crisis, call to connect with a licensed counselor, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bilingual support and medications to assist with recovery are available.