1. Language Diversity and English Proficiency in the United States

    While a record 64.7 million people ages 5 and older in the United States spoke a language other than English at home in 2015, a growing share of them are also fully proficient in English. Sixty percent of those speaking a foreign language at home were fully proficient in English...
  2. Sexual Orientation and Estimates of Adult Substance Use and Mental Health

    A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for the first time uses data from SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) focuses on patterns of substance use and mental illness among adults (aged 18 and older) of different sexual orientations. Overall, the...
  3. Supportive Housing Needs in the United States

    The CSH Housing Data Project uses data to detail housing needs through maps and reports. Their interactive map shows the amount of people in need of supportive housing across the United States. Users can select a state and supportive housing need will appear. Viewers also can specify which specific needs to...
  4. Lifelong Disparities among Older American Indians and Alaska Natives

    The rapidly growing number of older American Indians and Alaska Natives warrants the attention of researchers, policy makers, and service providers. This report uses American Community Survey data to provide a national overview of the sociodemographic characteristics of this growing population. American Indians and Alaska Natives ages 50 and over...
  5. School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) Results

    CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) recently released the 2014 School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) results on the DASH Healthy Youth website. SHPPS is a national study conducted periodically to assess school health policies and practices at the state, district, school, and classroom levels. This release...
  6. Mental Disorders and Disabilities Among Low-Income Children

    Children living in poverty are more likely to have mental health problems, and their conditions are more likely to be severe. Of the approximately 1.3 million children who were recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits in 2013, about 50% were disabled primarily due to a mental disorder. An...
  7. The 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being

    The KIDS COUNT Data Book is an annual publication that assesses child well-being nationally and across the 50 states, as well as in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Using an index of 16 indicators, the report ranks states on overall child well-being and in economic well-being, education, health...
  8. Demographic Characteristics and Health Behaviors among a Diverse Group of Adult Hispanic/Latino Males in the United States

    Reducing health disparities in the nation is a goal for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Affordable Care Act is making important strides toward meeting that goal. About 16.4 million uninsured people have gained health insurance coverage since the provisions of the Affordable Care Act took effect, including...